Cysteine biosynthesis pathway in the archaeon Methanosarcina barkeri encoded by acquired bacterial genes?

Abstract

The pathway of cysteine biosynthesis in archaea is still unexplored. Complementation of a cysteine auxotrophic Escherichia coli strain NK3 led to the isolation of the Methanosarcina barkeri cysK gene [encoding O-acetylserine (thiol)-lyase-A], which displays great similarity to bacterial cysK genes. Adjacent to cysK is an open reading frame orthologous to… (More)

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@article{Kitabatake2000CysteineBP, title={Cysteine biosynthesis pathway in the archaeon Methanosarcina barkeri encoded by acquired bacterial genes?}, author={Mutumi Kitabatake and Mika So and D L Tumbula and Daniel Soell}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={2000}, volume={182 1}, pages={143-5} }