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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
103096
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-02-20 08:31 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2012-06-19 15:24 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-19 15:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Cyanophycin synthetase
Abbreviation
CS-cyeI
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Thermosynechococcus elongatus - Cyanobacteria
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Cyanophycin Synthetase
Biological function
Cyanophycin synthetase catalyzes the polymerisation of aspartate monomers to a polyaspartate-chain. The aspartate monomers are covalently linked by their beta-carboxy- and alpha-amino groups. Additional arginine side chains are observed. This biopolymer is produced by a variety of cyaonobacteria such as Thermosynecchococcus elongates as a storage molecule for nitrogen.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
  • Use in industrial applications
Additional Information

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