Fishing for biodiversity [electronic resource] : Novel methanopterin-linked C1 transfergenes deduced from the Sargasso Sea metagenome
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Biological and Environmental Research, 2004.
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Biological and Environmental Research, National Science Foundation (U.S.), and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- The recently generated database of microbial genes from anoligotrophic environment populated by a calculated 1,800 of major phylotypes (the Sargasso Sea metagenome) presents a great source for expanding local databases of genes indicative of a specific function. In this paper we analyze the Sargasso Sea metagenome in terms of the presence of methanopterin-linked C1 transfer genes that are signature for methylotrophy. We conclude that more than 10 phylotypes possessing genes of interest are present in this environment, and a few of these are relatively abundant species. The sequences representative of the major phylotypes do not appear to belong to any known microbial group capable of methanopterin-linked C1 transfer. Instead, they separate from all known sequences on phylogenetic trees, pointing towards their affiliation with a novel microbial phylum. These data imply a broader distribution of methanopterin-linked functions in the microbial world than previously known.
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- E 1.99:lbnl--56605
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Environmental Microbiology 7 12 ISSN 1462-2912 FT
Lapidus, Alla; Kalyuzhnaya, Marina G.; Chistoserdova, Ludmila; Nercessian, Olivier.
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
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