Small but effective! Newly identified players in nitrogen regulation in Methanosarcina mazei

Microbiology Seminar Series

  • Date: Jun 21, 2021
  • Time: 16:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Biologiezentrum, Kiel
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Dr. Jing Yuan
  • Contact: jing.yuan@synmikro.mpi-marburg.mpg.de

In recent years, increasing numbers of small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) and small proteins (less than 70 amino acids in length) have moved into the focus of science. Small proteins, which have been overlooked for a long time due to challenges in detection and prediction, have been recently identified in all three domains of life; however the majority still remains functionally uncharacterized. The talk documents the genome-wide identification of small proteins in the methanogenic archaeon Methanosarcina mazei, as well as exemplarily provides detailed inside into the physiological role of selected sRNAs and small proteins.

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