PMID: 108514Feb 16, 1979

Histidine sensitive variant of the blue-green alga Nostoc muscorum: response to corepressors of histidine biosynthesis

Molecular & General Genetics : MGG
P K Yadava

Abstract

A model has been proposed to account for growth inhibition by L-histidine in a variant strain of Nostoc muscorum. This strain has been characterized for its response to 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole and 1,2,4-triazole-3-alanine known to act as false core-pressors of the histidine biosynthesis genes. The histidine sensitive strain retained its sensitivity to triazole alanine while the inhibitory effects of aminotriazole were much reduced indicating a change in regulation of his genes. The probable interactions between nif and his genes in cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) have been discussed.

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