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)

Characterization of the argA gene required for arginine biosynthesis and syringomycin production by Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae.

Two types of necrosis-inducing lipodepsipeptide toxins, called syringomycin and syringopeptin, are major virulence factors of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae strain B301D. A previous study showed that a locus, called syrA, was required for both syringomycin production and plant pathogenicity, and the syrA locus was speculated to encode a regulator of toxin production. In this study, sequence analysis of the 8-kb genomic DNA fragment that complements the syrA phenotype revealed high conservation among a broad spectrum of fluorescent pseudomonads. The putative protein encoded by open reading frame 4 (ORF4) (1,299 bp) in the syrA locus region exhibited 85% identity to ArgA, which is involved in arginine biosynthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Growth of strain W4S2545, the syrA mutant, required supplementation of N minimal medium with arginine. Similarly, syringomycin production of syrA mutant W4S2545 was restored by the addition of arginine to culture media. Furthermore, the insertion of Tn5 in the genome of the syrA mutant W4S2545 was localized between nucleotides 146 and 147 in ORF4, and syringomycin production was complemented in trans with the wild-type DNA fragment containing intact ORF4. These results demonstrate that the syrA locus is the argA gene of P. syringae pv. syringae and that argA is directly involved in arginine biosynthesis and therefore indirectly affects syringomycin production because of arginine deficiency.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities