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Table 6 Enzymes involved in starch biosynthesis and metabolism identified by annotation of the D. tertiolecta transcriptome

From: Transcriptome sequencing and annotation of the microalgae Dunaliella tertiolecta: Pathway description and gene discovery for production of next-generation biofuels

Enzyme Symbol EC Number Number of transcripts 1%Sequence alignment with corresponding enzymes in model organisms (Accession #)
     C. reinhardtii V. carteri
Starch biosynthesis      
Phosphoglucomutase PGM 10 2NM NM
ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase AGPase 7 49 (EDP04344.1), 84 (EDP08701.1) NM
Starch synthase SS 17 92 (EDP00372.1) NM
1,4-α-Glucan branching enzyme BE 6 87 (EDP05581.1) 82 (EFJ46288.1)
Sucrose phosphorylase SuPase 3 NM NM
Hexokinase HXK 6 NM NM
Starch catabolism      
α-Amylase (α-AMY) 9 98 (EDP00963.1) NM
oligo-1,6-Glucosidase (O1, 6G) 1 NM NM
Starch phosphorylase (SPase) 10 43 (EDP02951.1), 78 (EDO98385.1) NM
  1. 1In cases where multiple transcripts have been aligned with the associated enzymes in the model organisms, average similarity is reported.
  2. 2NM denotes that the annotated transcripts did not match the sequence of corresponding enzyme in model organisms.