BIOL-375 Molecular Genetics
Bioinformatics | Biology | Genomics | Molecular Biology | Molecular Genetics
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This project is part of the Meiothermus ruber genome analysis project, which uses the bioinformatics tools associated with the Guiding Education through Novel Investigation –Annotation Collaboration Toolkit (GENI-ACT) to predict gene function. We investigated the biological function of the genes Mrub_0976 and Mrub_1641. We predict that Mrub_0976 encodes the enzyme aspartate kinase (DNA coordinates 964404..965630) which is the 1st step of the homoserine biosynthesispathway (KEGG map number M00018). It catalyzes the conversion L-aspartate to L-asparyl-4-phospate. The E. coli K12 MG1655 ortholog is predicted to be b3940, which has the gene identifier ‘thrA’. We predict that Mrub_1641 encodes the enzyme aspartate-semialdehyde dehydrogenase (DNA coordinates 1672219..1673217) which is the 2nd step of the homoserine biosynthesispathway (KEGG map number M00018). It catalyzes the conversion of L-asparyl-4-phospate to L-aspartate-semialdehyde. The E. coli K12 MG1655 ortholog is predicted to be b3433.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Stephans, Cody and Scott, Dr. Lori. "Meiothermus ruber Mrub_0976 and Mrub_1641 share the same functions as Escherichia coli b3940 and b3433 in the biosynthesis of homoserine" (2016). Meiothermus ruber Genome Analysis Project.