Genomic loci for this biosynthetic pathway

Cluster Type From To
The following clusters are from record BGC0000768.1:
Cluster 1Saccharide131500

BGC0000768, gellan polysaccharide biosynthetic gene cluster from Sphingomonas elodea. Locus 1. Partial MIBiG entry.

Chemical compounds

Compound: gellan polysaccharide

Class-specific details

Biosynthetic class(es):

Gene cluster description

gellan polysaccharide (BGC0000768). Gene Cluster 1. Biosynthetic class = Saccharide. GenBank AY217008. Click on genes for more information.


biosynthetic genes
transport-related genes
regulatory genes
other genes

Homologous known gene clusters

Literature references

1. Harding NE et al. (2004) Organization of genes required for gellan polysaccharide biosynthesis in Sphingomonas elodea ATCC 31461. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 31(2):70-82. doi: 10.1007/s10295-004-0118-9.
2. Moreira LM et al. (2004 TI) The gellan gum biosynthetic genes gelC and gelE encode two separate polypeptides homologous to the activator and the kinase domains of tyrosine autokinases. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 8(1):43-57. doi: 10.1159/000082080.
3. Silva E et al. (2005) Proteins encoded by Sphingomonas elodea ATCC 31461 rmlA and ugpG genes, involved in gellan gum biosynthesis, exhibit both dTDP- and UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase activities. Appl Environ Microbiol 71(8):4703-12. doi:
4. Videira P et al. (2001) Biochemical characterization of the beta-1,4-glucuronosyltransferase GelK in the gellan gum-producing strain Sphingomonas paucimobilis A.T.C.C. 31461. Biochem J 358(Pt 2):457-64.
5. Fialho AM et al. (2008) Occurrence, production, and applications of gellan: current state and perspectives. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 79(6):889-900. doi: