Ectoine biosynthesis in Mycobacterium smegmatis

Academic Article


  • Mycobacterium smegmatis is a commonly used mycobacterial model system. Here, we show that M. smegmatis protects itself against elevated salinity by synthesizing ectoine and hydroxyectoine and characterize the phenotype of a nonproducing mutant. This is the first analysis of M. smegmatis halotolerance and of the molecular mechanism that supports it. © 2012, American Society for Microbiology.
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    Author List

  • Ofer N; Wishkautzan M; Meijler M; Wang Y; Speer A; Niederweis M; Gur E
  • Start Page

  • 7483
  • End Page

  • 7486
  • Volume

  • 78
  • Issue

  • 20