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Table 4 Presence of genes encoding enzymes of the L-arginine-degrading pathways in the genomes of selected marine and freshwater cyanobacteria.

From: Bioinformatic evaluation of L-arginine catabolic pathways in 24 cyanobacteria and transcriptional analysis of genes encoding enzymes of L-arginine catabolism in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

Pathway Arginase L-Arginine amidinotransferase L-Arginine deiminase L-Arginine oxidase/dehydrogenase
Enzymes B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 E1 E2 E3 E4
Marine species
Prochlorococcus marinus SS 120 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Prochlorococcus marinus str. MIT 9211 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Prochlorococcus marinus MIT 9312 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Prochlorococcus marinus MIT 9313 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Prochlorococcus marinus MED 4 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Prochlorococcus marinus NATL 2A + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Synechococcus sp. CC 9605 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + + + + +
Synechococcus sp. CC 9902 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Synechococcus sp. WH 8102 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Synechococcus sp. WH 7805 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + + + + +
Synechococcus sp. WH 5701 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + + + + +
Synechococcus sp. RS 9917 + + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Crocosphaera watsonii WH 8501 n.d. + + + + + + n.d. n.d. + + n.d. n.d. + +
Trichodesmium erythraeum IMS 101 + + + + + + + + n.d. + + + + + +
Freshwater species
Synechococcus elongatus sp. PCC 6301 n.d. + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + + n.d. + +
Synechococcus elongatus sp. PCC 7942 n.d. + + n.d. + + n.d. + n.d. + + + n.d. + +
Synechococcus Yellowstone sp. A JA-3-3-AB + + + n.d. + + n.d. n.d. n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Synechococcus Yellowstone sp. B JA-2-3B'a (2–13) + + + + + + + n.d. n.d. + + n.d. + + +
Thermosynechococcus elongatus BP-1 n.d. + + + + + + + n.d. + + n.d. n.d. + +
Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421 n.d. + + + + + + + n.d. + + + n.d. + +
Nostoc sp. PCC 7120 + + + + + + + + n.d. + + + + + +
Nostoc punctiforme PCC 73102 + + + + + + + + n.d. + + + + + +
Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413 + + + + + + + n.d. n.d. + + n.d. + + +