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The Burkholderiales are an emerging source of bioactive natural products. Their genomes contain a large number of cryptic biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs), indicating great potential for novel structures. However, the lack of genetic tools for the most of Burkholderiales strains restricts the mining of these cryptic BGCs. We previously discovered novel phage recombinases Redαβ7029 from Burkholderiales strain DSM 7029 that could help in efficiently editing several Burkholderiales genomes and established the recombineering genome editing system in Burkholderialse species. Herein, we report the application of this phage recombinase system in another species Paraburkholderia megapolitana DSM 23488, resulting in activation of two silent non-ribosomal peptide synthetase/polyketide synthase BGCs. A novel class of lipopeptide, haereomegapolitanin, was identified through spectroscopic characterization. Haereomegapolitanin A represents an unusual threonine-tagged lipopeptide which is longer than the predicted NRPS assembly line. This recombineering-mediated genome editing system shows great potential for genetic manipulation of more Burkholderiales species to activate silent BGCs for bioactive metabolites discovery.
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Name: Microbial biotechnology
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An APOBEC deaminase catalytic subunit of the apolipoprotein B (APOB) MESSENGER RNA (mRNA) editing enzyme complex that is involved in post-transcriptional editing of a CAA codon for GLYCINE to a UAA STOP CODON in the ApoB mRNA. It also functions in CGA (ARGININE) to UGA STOP CODON editing of NEUROFIBROMIN 1 mRNA and EPIGENETIC PROCESSES.
A process that changes the nucleotide sequence of mRNA from that of the DNA template encoding it. Some major classes of RNA editing are as follows: 1, the conversion of cytosine to uracil in mRNA; 2, the addition of variable number of guanines at pre-determined sites; and 3, the addition and deletion of uracils, templated by guide-RNAs (RNA, GUIDE).
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research into the mapping of the human genome and other organism genomes. The National Center for Human Genome Research was established in 1989 and re-named the National Human Genome Research Institute in 1997.
Techniques to determine the entire sequence of the GENOME of an organism or individual.
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