The nasB operon and nasA gene are required for nitrate/nitrite assimilation in Bacillus subtilis

K. I. Ogawa, E. Akagawa, K. Yamane, Z. W. Sun, M. LaCelle, P. Zuber, M. M. Nakano

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Bacillus subtilis can use either nitrate or nitrite as a sole source of nitrogen. The isolation of the nasABCDEF genes of B. subtilis, which are required for nitrate/nitrite assimilation, is reported. The probable gene products include subunits of nitrate/nitrite reductases and an enzyme involved in the synthesis of siroheme, a cofactor for nitrite reductase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1409-1413
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


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  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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