The nif gene operon of the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis.

  title={The nif gene operon of the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis.},
  author={Peter S Kessler and Christine Blank and John A. Leigh},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={180 6},
Nitrogen fixation occurs in two domains, Archaea and Bacteria. We have characterized a nif (nitrogen fixation) gene cluster in the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. Sequence analysis revealed eight genes, six with sequence similarity to known nif genes and two with sequence similarity to glnB. The gene order, nifH, ORF105 (similar to glnB), ORF121 (similar to glnB), nifD, nifK, nifE, nifN, and nifX, was the same as that found in part in other diazotrophic methanogens and except… CONTINUE READING


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