Comparative Metabolic Capabilities for Micrococcus luteus NCTC 2665, the "Fleming" Strain, and Actinobacteria
Journal article, 2011

Putative gene predictions of the Gram positive actinobacteria Micrococcus luteus (NCTC 2665, "Fleming strain") was used to construct a genome scale reconstruction of the metabolic network for this organism. The metabolic network comprises 586 reactions and 551 metabolites, and accounts for 21% of the genes in the genome. The reconstruction was based on the annotated genome and available biochemical information. M. luteus has one of the smallest genomes of actinobacteria with a circular chromosome of 2,501,097 base pairs and a GC content of 73%. The metabolic pathways required for biomass production in silico were determined based on earlier models of actinobacteria. The in silico network is used for metabolic comparison of M. luteus with other actinomycetes, and hence provides useful information for possible future biotechnological exploitation of this organism, e. g., for production of biofuels.

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in silico biomass

database

yield

actinobacteria

streptomyces-coelicolor a3(2)

annotation

analysis

Micrococcus luteus

complete genome sequence

protein families

metabolic network

scale

genus micrococcus

biosynthesis

mycobacterium-tuberculosis

Author

J. S. Rokem

The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

Wanwipa Vongsangnak

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Life Sciences, System Biology

Jens B Nielsen

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Life Sciences, System Biology

Biotechnology and Bioengineering

0006-3592 (ISSN) 1097-0290 (eISSN)

Vol. 108 11 2770-2775

Subject Categories

Industrial Biotechnology

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

DOI

10.1002/bit.23212

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