Light and the transcriptional response of the microcystin biosynthesis gene cluster.

@article{Kaebernick2000LightAT,
  title={Light and the transcriptional response of the microcystin biosynthesis gene cluster.},
  author={Melanie Kaebernick and Brett A Neilan and Thomas B{\"o}rner and Elke Dittmann},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 8},
  pages={3387-92}
}
Microcystin, a hepatotoxin known to be the cause of animal and human deaths, is produced by the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa in freshwater bodies worldwide. The toxin is produced nonribosomally via a multifunctional enzyme complex, consisting of both peptide synthetase and polyketide synthase modules coded for by the mcy gene cluster. The recent identification of the mcy genes in the production of microcystin synthetase for the first time provides an avenue to study the… CONTINUE READING

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