Microbes and Environments
Online ISSN : 1347-4405
Print ISSN : 1342-6311
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Identification and Phylogenetic Characterization of Cobalamin Biosynthetic Genes of Ensifer adhaerens
Hoan Thi VuHideomi ItohSatoshi IshiiKeishi SenooShigeto Otsuka
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2013 Volume 28 Issue 1 Pages 153-155


Ensifer adhaerens CSBa was screened as a cobalamin producer. The draft genome sequence revealed that the strain possesses 22 cobalamin biosynthetic genes (cob genes). The cob gene arrangement on the genome of E. adhaerens CSBa was similar to that of other Ensifer species, and most similar to that of Pseudomonas denitrificans SC510. The cobN sequence phylogeny was generally congruent with that of the 16S rRNA gene, and it is suggeted that E. adhaerens CSBa might have inherited the cob genes from common ancestors of the Ensifer species. It was also suggested that the cob genes can be laterally transferred.

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