Genomic loci for this biosynthetic pathway

Cluster Type From To
The following clusters are from record BGC0000648.1:
Cluster 1Terpene111979

BGC0000648, carotenoid biosynthetic gene cluster from Myxococcus xanthus. Locus 1. Partial MIBiG entry.

Chemical compounds

Compound: carotenoid
PubChem ID: 446841
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Molecular formula: C46H90O6
Average molecular mass: 739.22 Da

Class-specific details

Biosynthetic class(es):

Gene cluster description

carotenoid (BGC0000648). Gene Cluster 1. Biosynthetic class = Terpene. GenBank Z21955. Click on genes for more information.


biosynthetic genes
transport-related genes
regulatory genes
other genes

Literature references

1. Botella JA et al. (1995) A cluster of structural and regulatory genes for light-induced carotenogenesis in Myxococcus xanthus. Eur J Biochem 233(1):238-48.
2. Lopez-Rubio JJ et al. (2002) A repressor-antirepressor pair links two loci controlling light-induced carotenogenesis in Myxococcus xanthus. J Biol Chem 277(9):7262-70. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110351200. Epub 2001
3. Cervantes M, Murillo FJ. (2002) Role for vitamin B(12) in light induction of gene expression in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. J Bacteriol 184(8):2215-24.
4. Perez-Marin MC et al. (2008) Vitamin B12 partners the CarH repressor to downregulate a photoinducible promoter in Myxococcus xanthus. Mol Microbiol 67(4):804-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2007.06086.x.