A novel gene, algK, from the alginate biosynthesis cluster of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

@article{Aarons1997ANG,
  title={A novel gene, algK, from the alginate biosynthesis cluster of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.},
  author={Simon J. Aarons and Ian W. Sutherland and Ananda M. Chakrabarty and Maurice P. Gallagher},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={143 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={641-52}
}
Colonization of the cystic fibrosis lung by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is greatly facilitated by the production of an exopolysaccharide called alginate. Many of the enzymes involved in alginate biosynthesis are clustered in an operon at 34 min on the P. aeruginosa chromosome. This paper reports the nucleotide sequence of a previously uncharacterized gene, algK, which lies between the alg44 and algE genes of the operon. DNA sequencing data for algK predicted a protein product of approximately 52.5… CONTINUE READING

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