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B6db references: 9675295

type Journal Article
authors Kirby, J.; Wright, F.; Flint, H.J.
title A cysteine desulphurase gene from the cellulolytic rumen anaerobe Ruminococcus flavefaciens
journal Biochim Biophys Acta
sel selected
ui 9675295
year (1998)
volume 1386
number 1
pages 233-7
abstract A gene whose predicted product shows 40-50% sequence identity with the products of nifS genes from nitrogen-fixing bacteria was found downstream from a cellulase gene in a DNA fragment from the cellulolytic rumen anaerobe, Ruminococcus flavefaciens 17. The R. flavefaciens gene product released sulphur from l-cysteine when expressed in Escherichia coli, indicating that the R. flavefaciens NifS enzyme may play a role in sulphuration, perhaps, as in nitrogen-fixing bacteria, supplying sulphur to FeS proteins. Sequences hybridising with the R. flavefaciens 17 nifS-like gene were also detected in R. flavefaciens 007 and in R. albus SY3.
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