Evolutionary Analysis of unique membrane protein gene family of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans

  • Premsingh Jayakaran School of Bio-Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore – 632 014 Tamil Nadu, India
  • Haritha V Grace College of Education, Grace Nagar, Bhavani, Erode – 638 316, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Anand Prem Rajan School of Bio-Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore – 632 014 Tamil Nadu, India
  • J Febin Prabhu Dass School of Bio-Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore – 632 014 Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans is a gram negative chemolithoautotropic proteobacterium that lives in high concentration of soluble ferrous and ferric iron, making it an interesting model for understanding biological mechanisms of bioleaching and bio mining in extremely acidic conditions. This bacteria has fascinating challenges for cells that use energy from bioleaching to grow. In this study we focus on the role of bioinformatics and its tools used in analysis of various unique uncharacterized membrane proteins in this bacterium that helps in explaining the activity of Acidithiobacillus ferroxidans in industrial bioleaching and its role as a primary producer in acidic environment.

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Published
2017-06-21
How to Cite
JAYAKARAN, Premsingh et al. Evolutionary Analysis of unique membrane protein gene family of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 135-146, june 2017. ISSN 0975-7538. Available at: <https://www.pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/345>. Date accessed: 21 july 2017.
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