Knockout of the Erythromycin Biosynthetic Cluster Gene, eryBI, Blocks Isoflavone Glucoside Bioconversion during Erythromycin Fermentations in Aeromicrobium erythreum but Not in Saccharopolyspora erythraea

  title={Knockout of the Erythromycin Biosynthetic Cluster Gene, eryBI, Blocks Isoflavone Glucoside Bioconversion during Erythromycin Fermentations in Aeromicrobium erythreum but Not in Saccharopolyspora erythraea},
  author={Andrew R. Reeves and Ramya Seshadri and Igor A. Brikun and William H. Cernota and Melissa C. Gonzalez and J. Mark Weber},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  pages={7383 - 7390}
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