The nif gene operon of the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis.

@article{Kessler1998TheNG,
  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},
  year={1998},
  volume={180 6},
  pages={1504-11}
}
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

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 27 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 references

Biochemical genetics of nitrogenase, p. 763–834

D. R. Dean, M. R. Jacobson
KESSLER ET AL. J. BACTERIOL. on F ebuary 20, • 1992
View 14 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

A comprehensive set of sequence analysis programs for the VAX

Nucleic Acids Research • 1984
View 2 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Biosynthesis of the iron-molybdenum cofactor and iron vanadium cofactor of nitrogenases

P. Ludden, V. Shah, +6 authors R. Chatterjee
abstr. L005, • 1997
View 1 Excerpt

Transcriptional regulation in Archaea: in vivo demonstration of a repressor binding site in a methanogen.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America • 1997
View 3 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…