Comparison of Expression of Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis Cluster Genes in Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus, and A. oryzae

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Kenneth C. Ehrlich; Brian M. Mack;
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Toxins,volume 6,issue 6,pages1,916-1,928 (issn: 2072-6651, eissn: 2072-6651)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4073137, doi: 10.3390/toxins6061916
  • Subject: gene transcription | R | polyketide synthase | Medicine | Communication | sclerotial morphotypes | non-ribosomal peptide synthase | RNA-seq
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | heterocyclic compounds

Fifty six secondary metabolite biosynthesis gene clusters are predicted to be in the Aspergillus flavus genome. In spite of this, the biosyntheses of only seven metabolites, including the aflatoxins, kojic acid, cyclopiazonic acid and aflatrem, have been assigned to a ... View more
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