Genomic loci for this biosynthetic pathway

Cluster Type From To
The following clusters are from record BGC0000005.1:
Cluster 1Polyketide117437

BGC0000005, aflatoxin biosynthetic gene cluster from Aspergillus parasiticus. Locus 1. Partial MIBiG entry.

Chemical compounds

Compound: aflatoxin
PubChem ID: 14421
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Molecular formula: C17H12O7
Average molecular mass: 328.276 Da

Class-specific details

Biosynthetic class(es):
Polyketide synthase subclass:
Type I

Gene cluster description

aflatoxin (BGC0000005). Gene Cluster 1. Biosynthetic class = Polyketide. GenBank Not derived from GenBank. Click on genes for more information.


biosynthetic genes
transport-related genes
regulatory genes
other genes

Literature references

1. Liang SH et al. (1996) Characterization of the function of the ver-1A and ver-1B genes, involved in aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus. Appl Environ Microbiol 62(12):4568-75.
2. Yu J et al. (2002 TI) Cloning and functional expression of an esterase gene in Aspergillus parasitcus. Mycopathologia 156(3):227-34.
3. Chang PK, Yu J. (2002) Characterization of a partial duplication of the aflatoxin gene cluster in Aspergillus parasiticus ATCC 56775. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 58(5):632-6. doi: 10.1007/s00253-002-0945-4.