Isolation and characterization of four genes encoding pyruvate, phosphate dikinase in the oomycete plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi
The oomycete genus Phytophthora contains some of the world's most devastating plant pathogens. We report here the existence in P. cinnamomi of four genes encoding the pyrophosphate-utilizing glycolytic/gluconeogenic enzyme pyruvate, phosphate dikinase (PPDK). The coding regions of the four genes are >99% identical. At least three of the genes comprise a small gene cluster, which may have arisen through recent gene duplication and inversion events. Levels of Pdk mRNA are low in vegetative...[Show more]
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|Source:||Current Genetics 40.1 (2001): 73–81|
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