Widespread occurrence and lateral transfer of the cyanobactin biosynthesis gene cluster in cyanobacteria

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Abstract

Cyanobactins are small cyclic peptides produced by cyanobacteria. Here we demonstrate the widespread but sporadic occurrence of the cyanobactin biosynthetic pathway. We detected a cyanobactin biosynthetic gene in 48 of the 132 strains included in this study. Our results suggest that cyanobactin biosynthetic genes have a complex evolutionary history in cyanobacteria punctuated by a series of ancient horizontal gene transfer events.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume75
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)853-857
Number of pages5
ISSN0099-2240
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Widespread occurrence and lateral transfer of the cyanobactin biosynthesis gene cluster in cyanobacteria. / Leikoski, Niina; Fewer, David P; Sivonen, Kaarina.

In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2009, p. 853-857.

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