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Metabolic flexibility revealed in the genome of the cyst-forming α-1 proteobacterium Rhodospirillum centenum

Yih-Kuang Lu1, Jeremiah Marden2, Mira Han2, Wesley D Swingley3, Stephen D Mastrian4, Sugata Roy Chowdhury2, Jicheng Hao4, Tamer Helmy1, Sun Kim2, Ahmet A Kurdoglu4, Heather J Matthies5, David Rollo2, Paul Stothard6, Robert E Blankenship5, Carl E Bauer2 and Jeffrey W Touchman1*

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1 School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA

2 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

3 School of Natural Sciences, University of California - Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA

4 Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

5 Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA

6 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P5, Canada

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:325  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-325

Published: 25 May 2010

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Neighbor-joining 16S rDNA phylogeny of the alpha-proteobacteria class indicating the distribution of Pk, Pdk, and PEPS. A phylogenetic analysis of alpha-proteobacteria taxa that are annotated further to indicate phototrophism and the presence (or absence) of genes for Rubisco, Pk, Pdk, and PEPS. Characterization of R. centenum flagella genes. A table describing the gene name, copy number, similarity, and predicted function of all R. centenum flagella-associated genes.

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