Biochemistry and genetics of bacterial bioluminescence.

  title={Biochemistry and genetics of bacterial bioluminescence.},
  author={Paul V. Dunlap},
  journal={Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology},
Bacterial light production involves enzymes-luciferase, fatty acid reductase, and flavin reductase-and substrates-reduced flavin mononucleotide and long-chain fatty aldehyde-that are specific to bioluminescence in bacteria. The bacterial genes coding for these enzymes, luxA and luxB for the subunits of luciferase; luxC, luxD, and luxE for the components of the fatty acid reductase; and luxG for flavin reductase, are found as an operon in light-emitting bacteria, with the gene order, luxCDABEG… CONTINUE READING


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