The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 Lee,  Lo,  Yu,  

A gene involved in quinate metabolism is specific to one DNA homology group of Xanthomonas campestris.

A gene involved in quinate metabolism was cloned from Xanthomonas campestris pv. juglandis strain C5. The gene, qumA, located on a 4. 2-kb KpnI-EcoRV fragment in plasmid pQM38, conferred quinate metabolic activity to X. c. pv. celebensis. Tn3-spice insertional analyses further located the qumA gene on a region of about 3.0 kb within pQM38. Nucleotide sequencing of this 3.0-kb fragment reveals that the coding region of qumA is 2373 bp, the deduced amino acid sequence of which closely resembles a pyrrolo-quinoline quinone-dependent quinate dehydrogenase of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus. A 0.7 kb SalI-PstI fragment internal to qumA was used as a probe to hybridize against total genomic DNA from 43 pathovars of X. campestris. The fragment hybridized only to total genomic DNA from the four pathovars of DNA homology group 6, X. c. pv. celebensis, X. c. pv. corylina, X. c. pv. juglandis and X. c. pv. pruni, and from X. c. pv. carotae, which belongs to DNA homology group 5. This 0.7 kb fragment was also used as a probe to hybridize BamHI-digested total genomic DNAs from the four pathovars of DNA homology group 6 and X. c. pv. carotae. The restriction fragment length polymorphism pattern of DNA homology group 6 was different from that of X. c. pv. carotae. The probe hybridized to a 5.7-kb BamHI fragment in all four pathovars of group 6 and to a 6.1-kb BamHI fragment in three of four pathovars. It hybridized only to a 9. 9-kb BamHI fragment in X. c. pv. carotae. Quinate metabolism has previously been reported as a phenotypic property specific to X. campestris DNA homology group 6. Accordingly, a combination of the quinate metabolism phenotypic test and Southern hybridization using a qumA-derived probe will be very useful in the identification of pathovars in DNA homology group 6.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities