Distribution and diversity of natural product genes in marine and freshwater cyanobacterial cultures and genomes.

@article{Ehrenreich2005DistributionAD,
  title={Distribution and diversity of natural product genes in marine and freshwater cyanobacterial cultures and genomes.},
  author={Ian M. Ehrenreich and John B. Waterbury and Eric A Webb},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 11},
  pages={7401-13}
}
Natural products are a functionally diverse class of biochemically synthesized compounds, which include antibiotics, toxins, and siderophores. In this paper, we describe both the detection of natural product activities and the sequence identification of gene fragments from two molecular systems that have previously been implicated in natural product production, i.e., nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) and modular polyketide synthases (PKSs), in diverse marine and freshwater cyanobacterial… CONTINUE READING