GenePage for the bcsE gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: bcsE
EcoGene Accession Number: EG12263
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK3521
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b3536
Gene Name Mnemonic: Bacterial cellulose synthesis
Alternate Gene Symbols: yhjS
Description: Protein required for cellulose production
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 59428.11 ---------523 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 3696458
Left Intergenic Region

Name: yhjR_bcsE

Length: 272 bp gap

Orientation: Divergent

Left_end: 3696186

Right_end: 3696457

Centisome: 79.63

Genomic Address
Clockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 79.64
Right End: 3698029
Right Intergenic Region

Name: bcsE_bcsF

Length: 4 bp overlap

Orientation: Codirectional+

Left_end: 3698026

Right_end: 3698029

Centisome: 79.67

The bcsQ' domestication in-frame stop codon pseudogene defect in K-12 strain W3110 has been repaired, restoring cellulose production, colony morphology, biofilm architecture, and the divergent bcs operons' functions to a presumably wildtype status (Serra, 2013). The presence of an in-frame stop codon mutation in the bcsQ' gene abolishes cellulose production and bcs divergent operon function in E. coli K-12.

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII