A rare leucine codon in adpA is implicated in the morphological defect of bldA mutants of Streptomyces coelicolor.

@article{Takano2003ARL,
  title={A rare leucine codon in adpA is implicated in the morphological defect of bldA mutants of Streptomyces coelicolor.},
  author={Emiko Takano and Meifeng Tao and Feng Long and Mervyn Bibb and Lei Wang and Wenhui Li and Mark J. Buttner and Zhaoxiang X Deng and Keith F. Chater},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={475-86}
}
Streptomycetes are mycelial bacteria that produce sporulating aerial hyphae on solid media. Bald (bld) mutants fail to form aerial mycelium under at least some conditions. bldA encodes the only tRNA species able to read the leucine codon UUA efficiently, implying the involvement of a TTA-containing gene in initiating aerial growth. One candidate for such a… CONTINUE READING