GenePage for the waaA gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: waaA
EcoGene Accession Number: EG10520
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK3623
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b3633
Gene Name Mnemonic: Systematic nomenclature
Alternate Gene Symbols: kdtA
Description: 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate(Kdo)-lipid A transferase
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 47291.08 ---------425 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 3808540
Left Intergenic Region

Name: waaQ_waaA

Length: 441 bp gap

Orientation: Divergent

Left_end: 3808099

Right_end: 3808539

Centisome: 82.04

Genomic Address
Clockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 82.05
Right End: 3809817
Right Intergenic Region

Name: waaA_coaD

Length: 7 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional+

Left_end: 3809818

Right_end: 3809824

Centisome: 82.08

WaaA adds 2 Kdo residues to lipid IVA. waaA is an essential gene. Mutagenesis eliminated the ATG at codon 52 as a start codon (Belunis, 1992).

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII