Identification and characterization of the pckA gene from Staphylococcus aureus

William H. Scovill, Harold J. Schreier, Kenneth W. Bayles

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The Staphylococcus aureus pckA gene was identified and characterized. A pckA mutant lacked detectable phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase activity and grew poorly in the absence of glucose. Both enzymatic activity and pckA promoter activity in wild-type cells grown in the absence of glucose were at least 22-fold greater than activities in cells grown in the presence of glucose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3362-3364
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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