Genomic insights from Monoglobus pectinilyticus: a pectin-degrading specialist bacterium in the human colon

  title={Genomic insights from Monoglobus pectinilyticus: a pectin-degrading specialist bacterium in the human colon},
  author={C. Kim and G. Healey and W. Kelly and M. L. Patchett and Z. Jordens and G. Tannock and I. Sims and T. Bell and D. Hedderley and B. Henrissat and D. Rosendale},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
Pectin is abundant in modern day diets, as it comprises the middle lamellae and one-third of the dry carbohydrate weight of fruit and vegetable cell walls. Currently there is no specialized model organism for studying pectin fermentation in the human colon, as our collective understanding is informed by versatile glycan-degrading bacteria rather than by specialist pectin degraders. Here we show that the genome of Monoglobus pectinilyticus possesses a highly specialized glycobiome for pectin… Expand
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