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Re-annotation of nitrate reductase gene cluster
 
 
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Authors


Cristina Iftode
Rowan University


Toby Mapes
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College


Zhaohui Xu
Bowling Green State University


Qiang He
University of Tennessee- Knoxville

 
   
 


Possible Audiences:

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Brief Overview:

Desulfovibrio vulgaris is a sulfate reducing bacterium. Its genome has a complete nitrate reductase according to the current annotation; however, nitrate can neither be used as a terminal electron acceptor nor as nitrogen source. Even though the organism has a confirmed nitrite reductase no biochemical evidence has been found to support the presence of the annotated nitrate reductase.  

 
   
 


Attachments


- bioquest11.ppt