Indian Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 58–63 | Cite as

Cloning, Sequencing and In Silico Analysis of phbC Gene from Pseudomonas spp.

  • Mukesh R. Jangra
  • Ritu Batra
  • Nishat Passricha
  • Virendra K. SikkaEmail author
Original Research Article


We report here isolation and analysis of PCR amplified phbC gene from Pseudomonas spp. strain phbmbb15-B3. This strain was previously developed from mutations of landfill isolates and found to be an efficient Poly Hydroxy butyrate (PHB) producer. The fragment was cloned into pTZ57R/T cloning vector and then the gene has been sequenced and submitted to GenBank (Accession Number KT933807). The sequence results confirmed the clone to be phbC homologue and the ORF was 910 base pairs long and coded for 303 amino acids, which shared 92–99% amino acid sequence identity with the available bacterial sequences in Gene Bank. We could also predict the primary and secondary structural features of the expected phbC protein. Phylogenetic analysis also revealed its similarity with several pseudomonads. The results of the present study shall provide a stable foundation for further research on modeling studies of PHB synthase and developing PHB a commercial technology.


Pseudomonas PHB synthase Polyhydroxybutyrate Cloning Sequencing In silico analysis Ligand binding 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mukesh R. Jangra
    • 1
  • Ritu Batra
    • 2
  • Nishat Passricha
    • 3
  • Virendra K. Sikka
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and BioinformaticsCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  2. 2.Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility, Department of Genetics and Plant BreedingCCSUMeerutIndia
  3. 3.International Centre for Genetic Engineering and BiotechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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