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The plastid genome of some eustigmatophyte algae harbours a bacteria-derived six-gene cluster for biosynthesis of a novel secondary metabolite

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    0473017 - UMG-J 2017 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Yurchenko, T. - Ševčíková, T. - Strnad, Hynek - Butenko, A. - Eliáš, M.
    The plastid genome of some eustigmatophyte algae harbours a bacteria-derived six-gene cluster for biosynthesis of a novel secondary metabolite.
    Open Biology. Roč. 6, č. 11 (2016), č. článku 160249. ISSN 2046-2441
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA13-33039S; GA MŠk(CZ) ED2.1.00/19.0388; GA MŠk(CZ) LO1208
    GRANT EU: European Commission 642575
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:68378050
    Klíčová slova: Eustigmatophyceae * horizontal gene transfer * plastid genome * secondary metabolism * sugar phosphate cyclase superfamily * UbiA superfamily
    Kód oboru RIV: EB - Genetika a molekulární biologie
    Impakt faktor: 3.481, rok: 2016

    Acquisition of genes by plastid genomes (plastomes) via horizontal gene transfer (HGT) seems to be a rare phenomenon. Here, we report an interesting case of HGT revealed by sequencing the plastomes of the eustigmatophyte algae Monodopsis sp. MarTras21 and Vischeria sp. CAUP Q 202. These plastomes proved to harbour a unique cluster of six genes, most probably acquired from a bacterium of the phylum Bacteroidetes, with homologues in various bacteria, typically organized in a conserved uncharacterized putative operon. Sequence analyses of the six proteins encoded by the operon yielded the following annotation for them: (i) a novel family without discernible homologues; (ii) a new family within the superfamily of metallo-dependent hydrolases; (iii) a novel subgroup of the UbiA superfamily of prenyl transferases; (iv) a new clade within the sugar phosphate cyclase superfamily; (v) a new family within the xylose isomerase-like superfamily; and (vi) a hydrolase for a phosphate moietycontaining substrate. We suggest that the operon encodes enzymes of a pathway synthesizing an isoprenoid-cyclitol-derived compound, possibly an antimicrobial or other protective substance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an expansion of the metabolic capacity of a plastid mediated by HGT into the plastid genome.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0270188