luxCDABE genes | BCH-GENE-SCBD-45874 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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published: 18 Jul 2008 last updated: 28 Jun 2013
General information
luxCDABE genes
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  • luxCDABE Operon
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CS-luxCDABE
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Protein coding sequence
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Donor organism
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Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Luciferase and fatty acid reductase
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The luxCDABE operon of the bioluminescent bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens is commonly used as a transcriptional reporter to facilitate the quantification of gene expression.

The lux genes essential for luminescence are arranged in a single operon, luxCDABE. luxCDE encode a fatty acid reductase complex involved in synthesis of the fatty aldehyde substrate for the luminescence reaction catalysed by the luciferase LuxAB subunits. Cells that express the cluster emit the 490-nm light spontaneously.
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