Analyses of quorum-sensing genes for soybean fermentation. Large variations in the four quorum-sensing genes comQ, comX, comP, and comA were observed between natto BEST195 and 168. The partial broad arrow in strain 168 indicates the identical portion of DNA sequences encoding each gene of the natto strain. The percentages indicate identity of protein sequences between natto BEST195 and 168.
Nishito et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:243 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-243