Additional file 8.

Presence of characteristic enzymes of the glycine synthase (Gcv proteins)/glycine reductase (Grd proteins) and Wood-Ljungdahl (CODH proteins) pathway in microbial genomes. Complete and WGS microbial genomes (as of May 6th, 2010) were scanned for some selected characteristic orthologous genes coding for carbon monoxide dehydrogenase/acetyl-CoA synthetase (Wood-Ljungdahl pathway), glycine reductase (Stickland reaction), and the glycine synthase (gcv-system) using a blastx search with stringent criteria (40% of positive residues over at least 80% of the length of the reference protein). For each target genome, the presence/absence of each protein was summarized in a 1/0 vector. Those WGS microbial genomes which do not contain all genes of both pathways are omitted.

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Fonknechten et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:555   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-555