Plasmid- and chromosome-encoded redundant and specific functions are involved in biosynthesis of the siderophore anguibactin in Vibrio anguillarum 775: A case of chance and necessity?

Alejandro F. Alice, Claudia Lopez, Jorge H. Crosa

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We report the identification of a novel chromosome cluster of genes in Vibrio anguillarum 775 that includes redundant functional homologues of the pJM1 plasmid-harbored genes angE and angC that are involved in anguibactin biosynthesis. We also identified in this cluster a chromosomal angA gene that is essential in anguibactin biosynthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2209-2214
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Immunology

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