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Gene Review

crtB  -  phytoene synthase

Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1

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Disease relevance of crtB


High impact information on crtB

  • In this report, we have located the transcription initiation point and have shown that R. sphaeroides possesses an oxygen-regulated CrtI-type phytoene desaturase gene that forms a transcriptional operon with crtB [1].

Biological context of crtB

  • In this report, we present the DNA and deduced amino acid sequences of the genes encoding these proteins, namely, crtB and crtI, from R. sphaeroides and present evidence for the existence of a crtIB operon [1].

Other interactions of crtB

  • Although the crtI and crtB genes have been sequenced from a number of different organisms, the transcriptional organization and regulation of these genes have not been analyzed in detail [1].


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