Conservation of the chitin utilization pathway in the Vibrionaceae.

  title={Conservation of the chitin utilization pathway in the Vibrionaceae.},
  author={Dana E. Hunt and Dirk Gevers and Nisha M Vahora and Martin F. Polz},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={74 1},
Vibrionaceae are regarded as important marine chitin degraders, and attachment to chitin regulates important biological functions; yet, the degree of chitin pathway conservation in Vibrionaceae is unknown. Here, a core chitin degradation pathway is proposed based on comparison of 19 Vibrio and Photobacterium genomes with a detailed metabolic map assembled… CONTINUE READING