Genomic loci for this biosynthetic pathway

Cluster Type From To
The following clusters are from record BGC0000646.1:
Cluster 1Terpene16380

BGC0000646, carotenoid biosynthetic gene cluster from uncultured bacterium. Locus 1. Full MIBiG entry.

Chemical compounds

Compound: beta-carotein
PubChem ID: 5280489
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Molecular formula: C40H56
Average molecular mass: 536.888 Da
Molecular activity: Antioxidant

Class-specific details

Biosynthetic class(es):
Terpene subclass:
Terpene subclass by size:
Final isoprenoid precursor:
Terpene synthase/cyclase-encoding genes:

Gene cluster description

carotenoid (BGC0000646). Gene Cluster 1. Biosynthetic class = Terpene. GenBank FJ151553, positions 1-6361. Click on genes for more information.


biosynthetic genes
transport-related genes
regulatory genes
other genes

General MIBiG information on this cluster

Complete gene cluster sequence?complete
Evidence for cluster-compound connection:Heterologous expression
Contact for this cluster:Sean Brady (The Rockefeller University)

Literature references

1. Craig JW et al. (2009) Natural products from environmental DNA hosted in Ralstonia metallidurans. ACS Chem Biol 4(1):23-8. doi: 10.1021/cb8002754.