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Standard Name


Gene Synonym(s)

ECK2937, b2942, JW2909, metX[1], metX

Product Desc.

MetK S-adenosylmethionine synthetase[2][3];

Component of methionine adenosyltransferase I[2][3]

S-adenosylmethionine synthase; methionine adenosyltransferase; ethionine sensitivity; essential gene[4]

Product Synonyms(s)

methionine adenosyltransferase 1[1], B2942[2][1], MetX[2][1], MetK[2][1] , ECK2937, JW2909, metX, b2942

Function from GO

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Knock-Out Phenotype

transcription unit(s): metK[2]

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The adjacent ORF yqgD has been removed from EcoGene because it is very unlikely to be a gene; the limited conservation with Salmonella is apparently due to a pseudotranslation of the conserved metK CRP site, promoter and the metK 5' UTR.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Riley, M. et al. (2006) Nucleic Acids Res 34:1-6 (corrected supplemental data from B. Wanner)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 EcoCyc (release 10.6; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
  3. 3.0 3.1 EcoCyc (release 11.1; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
  4. 4.0 4.1 EcoGene: Rudd, KE (2000) EcoGene: a genome sequence database for Escherichia coli K-12. Nucleic Acids Res 28:60-4.