Genomic loci for this biosynthetic pathway

Cluster Type From To
The following clusters are from record BGC0001265.1:
Cluster 1Polyketide19936

BGC0001265, melanin biosynthetic gene cluster from Bipolaris oryzae. Locus 1. Partial MIBiG entry.

Chemical compounds

Compound: melanin
PubChem ID: 6325610
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Molecular formula: C18H10N2O4
Average molecular mass: 318.288 Da

Class-specific details

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

Gene cluster description

melanin (BGC0001265). Gene Cluster 1. Biosynthetic class = Polyketide. GenBank AB176546. Click on genes for more information.


biosynthetic genes
transport-related genes
regulatory genes
other genes

Domain annotation

Literature references

1. Moriwaki A et al. (2004) Insertional mutagenesis and characterization of a polyketide synthase gene (PKS1) required for melanin biosynthesis in Bipolaris oryzae. FEMS Microbiol Lett 238(1):1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.femsle.2004.07.007.