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- Hulfachor, Amanda B., et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Cell 2019 v.176 no.6 pp. 1356-1366.e10
- Escherichia coli; biosynthesis; eukaryotic cells; gene expression; iron; messenger RNA; operon; siderophores; transcription (genetics); yeasts
- ... Operons are a hallmark of bacterial genomes, where they allow concerted expression of functionally related genes as single polycistronic transcripts. They are rare in eukaryotes, where each gene usually drives expression of its own independent messenger RNAs. Here, we report the horizontal operon transfer of a siderophore biosynthesis pathway from relatives of Escherichia coli into a group of budd ...