GapMind for Amino acid biosynthesis


Protein Synpcc7942_1714 in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942

Annotation: FitnessBrowser__SynE:Synpcc7942_1714

Length: 338 amino acids

Source: SynE in FitnessBrowser

Candidate for 3 steps in Amino acid biosynthesis

Pathway Step Score Similar to Id. Cov. Bits Other hit Other id. Other bits
L-methionine biosynthesis metX lo Homoserine O-acetyltransferase; HAT; Homoserine transacetylase; HTA; EC (characterized) 31% 91% 119.4 Ethyl acetate hydrolase; EC 42% 225.7
L-methionine biosynthesis metA lo Homoserine O-succinyltransferase; HST; Homoserine transsuccinylase; HTS; EC (characterized) 32% 82% 113.2 Ethyl acetate hydrolase; EC 42% 225.7
L-cysteine biosynthesis cysE lo serine O-acetyltransferase (EC (characterized) 32% 51% 94.7 Ethyl acetate hydrolase; EC 42% 225.7

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This GapMind analysis is from Apr 09 2024. The underlying query database was built on Apr 09 2024.



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Each pathway is defined by a set of rules based on individual steps or genes. Candidates for each step are identified by using ublast (a fast alternative to protein BLAST) against a database of manually-curated proteins (most of which are experimentally characterized) or by using HMMer with enzyme models (usually from TIGRFam). Ublast hits may be split across two different proteins.

A candidate for a step is "high confidence" if either:

where "other" refers to the best ublast hit to a sequence that is not annotated as performing this step (and is not "ignored").

Otherwise, a candidate is "medium confidence" if either:

Other blast hits with at least 50% coverage are "low confidence."

Steps with no high- or medium-confidence candidates may be considered "gaps." For the typical bacterium that can make all 20 amino acids, there are 1-2 gaps in amino acid biosynthesis pathways. For diverse bacteria and archaea that can utilize a carbon source, there is a complete high-confidence catabolic pathway (including a transporter) just 38% of the time, and there is a complete medium-confidence pathway 63% of the time. Gaps may be due to:

GapMind relies on the predicted proteins in the genome and does not search the six-frame translation. In most cases, you can search the six-frame translation by clicking on links to Curated BLAST for each step definition (in the per-step page).

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by Morgan Price, Arkin group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory