Genetic analysis of Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans carbon monoxide dehydrogenase genes cooF and cooS.

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TitleGenetic analysis of Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans carbon monoxide dehydrogenase genes cooF and cooS.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGonzalez, JM, Robb, FT
JournalFEMS Microbiol Lett
Volume191
Issue2
Pagination243-7
Date Published2000 Oct 15
ISSN0378-1097
KeywordsAldehyde Oxidoreductases, Amino Acid Sequence, Carbon Monoxide, Cloning, Molecular, Genes, Bacterial, Gram-Positive Bacteria, Molecular Sequence Data, Multienzyme Complexes, Sequence Alignment, Sequence Analysis, DNA
Abstract

Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans is an extremely thermophilic, Gram-positive bacterium growing on carbon monoxide (CO) as single carbon and energy source and producing only H(2) and CO(2). Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase is a key enzyme for CO metabolism. The carbon monoxide dehydrogenase genes cooF and cooS from C. hydrogenoformans were cloned and sequenced. These genes showed the highest similarity to the cooF genes from the archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus and the cooS gene from the bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum, respectively. The cooS gene was identified immediately downstream of cooF, however, the cooF and cooS genes from C. hydrogenoformans have substantially different codon usage, and the cooF gene Arg codon usage pattern, dominated by AGA and AGG, resembles the archaeal pattern. The data therefore suggest lateral transfer of these genes, possibly from different donor species.

Alternate JournalFEMS Microbiol. Lett.
PubMed ID11024270