Tapash Chandra Ghosh

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To reveal the factors influencing architecture of protein-coding genes in staphylococcal phages, relative synonymous codon usage variation has been investigated in 920 protein-coding genes of 16 staphylococcal phages. As expected for AT rich genomes, there are predominantly A and T ending codons in all 16 phages. Both Nc plot and correspondence analysis on(More)
Codon usage biases of all DNA sequences (length greater than or equal to 300 bp) from the complete genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa have been analyzed. As P. aeruginosa is a GC-rich organism, G and/or C are expected to predominate in their codons. Overall codon usage data analysis indicates that indeed codons ending in G and/or C are predominant in this(More)
Synonymous codon and amino acid usage biases have been investigated in 903 Mimivirus protein-coding genes in order to understand the architecture and evolution of Mimivirus genome. As expected for an AT-rich genome, third codon positions of the synonymous codons of Mimivirus carry mostly A or T bases. It was found that codon usage bias in Mimivirus genes is(More)
Recently Anders Fuglsang provided a modified way for calculating N(c) when biased discrepancy is present in a gene [Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 317 (2004) 957]. Instead of taking the average codon homozygosity for each synonymous family type (as proposed by Wright) [Gene 87 (1990) 23] Fuglsang considered codon homozygosity of each amino acid(More)
In this study codon usage bias of all experimentally known genes of Lactococcus lactis has been analyzed. Since Lactococcus lactis is an AT rich organism, it is expected to occur A and/or T at the third position of codons and detailed analysis of overall codon usage data indicates that A and/or T ending codons are predominant in this organism. However,(More)
The extent of codon usage in the protein coding genes of the mycobacteriophage, Bxz1, and its plating bacteria, M. smegmatis, were determined, and it was observed that the codons ending with either G and / or C were predominant in both the organisms. Multivariate statistical analysis showed that in both organisms, the genes were separated along the first(More)
Correlations between genomic GC contents and amino acid frequencies were studied in the homologous sequences of 12 eubacterial genomes. Results show that amino acids encoded by GC-rich codons increases significantly with genomic GC contents, whereas opposite trend was observed in case of amino acids encoded by GC-poor codons. Further studies show all the(More)
To reveal how the AT-rich genome of bacteriophage PhiKZ has been shaped in order to carry out its growth in the GC-rich host Pseudomonas aeruginosa, synonymous codon and amino acid usage bias of PhiKZ was investigated and the data were compared with that of P. aeruginosa. It was found that synonymous codon and amino acid usage of PhiKZ was distinct from(More)
Microbial redox reactions involving inorganic sulfur compounds in the environment are one of the major reactions of the global sulfur cycle. These reactions are mediated by phylogenetically diverse prokaryotes containing the sulfur oxidizing gene cluster (sox). The sox gene cluster of alpha-Proteobacteria comprises of at least 15 genes, which form two(More)
Traditionally biased usage of synonymous codons renders selective advantage to proteins expressed at high levels with a few exceptions like in Escherichia coli. Proteome-wide characteristics indicative of trends in highly expressed proteins of E. coli is analyzed in this communication. Implications for the nature of interactions performed by these two(More)