MpeY family


Gene present in the "PEII subregion" of the "phycobilisome rod gene region" of all PEII-containing marine Synechococcus strains (Six et al. 2007). This includes WH7803 which has a single PUB, most likely located either at Cys-75 of MpeA or Cys-50/61 of MpeB (Ong & Glazer 1991). MpeY is related to MpeZ and MpeW and more distantly to CpeY. We predict that MpeY is a PEII:PEB lyase-isomerase though its exact specificity remains to be defined.


  • Six et al., 2007. Diversity and evolution of phycobilisomes in marine Synechococcus spp.: a comparative genomics study Genome Biol, 8, R259.

Gene Locus tag Genbank Species Strain PBP in rods Pigment type Remark Length Last change
MpeY family sync_0506 YP_729733.1 Synechococcus sp. CC9311 PC+PEI+PEII 3dA/CA4-A 398 09-26-2011
MpeY family Syncc9605_0436 YP_380767.1 Synechococcus sp. CC9605 PC+PEI+PEII 3c 398 09-26-2011
MpeY family SH8109_0069 ZP_05788234.1 Synechococcus sp. WH8109 PC+PEI+PEII 3bB 398 11-06-2011
MpeY family SYNW2007 NP_898098.1 Synechococcus sp. WH8102 PC+PEI+PEII 3c 398 09-26-2011
MpeY family Syncc9902_1892 YP_377893.1 Synechococcus sp. CC9902 PC+PEI+PEII 3dA/CA4-A 398 09-26-2011
MpeY family BL107_08961 ZP_01469895.1 Synechococcus sp. BL107 PC+PEI+PEII 3dA/CA4-A 400 09-26-2011
MpeY family SynWH7803_0494 YP_001224217.1 Synechococcus sp. WH7803 PC+PEI+PEII 3a 397 09-26-2011
MpeY family RS9916_40241 ZP_01473091.1 Synechococcus sp. RS9916 PC+PEI+PEII 3dA/CA4-A 398 09-26-2011
MpeY family SynRCC307_2047 YP_001228303.1 Synechococcus sp. RCC307 PC+PEI+PEII 3eA 398 09-26-2011
MpeY family Syn8016DRAFT_2756 ZP_08957409.1 Synechococcus sp. WH8016 PC+PEI+PEII 3aA 402 11-04-2011

Model strain Model strains, Marine strains

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