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Abstract

The extremely radioresistant bacterium encodes two genes that are homologous to those involved in bacterial lysine biosynthesis. In lysine biosynthesis, these genes are involved in the aminoadipate pathway and the diaminopimelate (DAP) pathway. is homologous to , which is essential for bacterial lysine biosynthesis via the aminoadipate pathway, and is homologous to , which is essential for lysine biosynthesis via the DAP pathway. In this study, and/or were disrupted. Each disruptant of and , and of or grew in a minimal medium, as did the wild-type. These results show that performs lysine biosynthesis in a unique way.

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