Because CGCFinder predicted no CGC for this PUL, the gene cluster depicted below contains dbCAN2 and CGC signature predictions for all genes in the PUL, instead of a predicted CGC.




12896991, J Bacteriol. 2003 Aug;185(16):4727-33. doi: 10.1128/JB.185.16.4727-4733.2003.
1398087, Gene. 1992 Sep 21;119(1):17-28. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(92)90062-t.

Characterization method

Northern Blot,enzyme activity assay

Genomic accession number


Nucelotide position range







Ruminiclostridium cellulolyticum/1521

Degradation or Biosynthesis


Gene Name

Locus Tag

Protein ID

Gene Position

GenBank Contig Range

EC Number

celH - AAG45157.1 0 - 2214 (+) AF316823.1:1-2215 -
celJ - AAG45158.1 2401 - 4663 (+) AF316823.1:2402-4664 -
manK - AAG45159.1 4700 - 5975 (+) AF316823.1:4701-5976 -
celM - AAG45160.1 6064 - 7645 (+) AF316823.1:6065-7646 -
- - AAG45161.1 7811 - 9845 (+) AF316823.1:7812-9846 -
celN - AAG45162.1 9884 - 11489 (+) AF316823.1:9885-11490 -

Cluster number


Gene name

Gene position

Gene type

Found by CGCFinder?

- 1 - 2214 (+) CAZyme: GH9|CBM3 No
- 2402 - 4663 (+) CAZyme: GH9|CBM3 No
- 4701 - 5975 (+) CAZyme: GH5_17 No
- 6065 - 7645 (+) CAZyme: GH9 No
- 7812 - 9845 (+) CAZyme: PL11_1|PL11 No
- 9885 - 11489 (+) CAZyme: GH5_1|GH5 No




12896991, J Bacteriol. 2003 Aug;185(16):4727-33. doi: 10.1128/JB.185.16.4727-4733.2003.


A rhamnogalacturonan lyase in the Clostridium cellulolyticum cellulosome.


Pages S, Valette O, Abdou L, Belaich A, Belaich JP


Clostridium cellulolyticum secretes large multienzymatic complexes with plant cell wall-degrading activities named cellulosomes. Most of the genes encoding cellulosomal components are located in a large gene cluster: cipC-cel48F-cel8C-cel9G-cel9E-orfX-cel9H-cel9J-man5K-cel9M. Downstream of the cel9M gene, a new open reading frame was discovered and named rgl11Y. Amino acid sequence analysis indicates that this gene encodes a multidomain pectinase, Rgl11Y, containing an N-terminal signal sequence, a catalytic domain belonging to family 11 of the polysaccharide lyases, and a C-terminal dockerin domain. The present report describes the biochemical characterization of a recombinant form of Rgl11Y. Rgl11Y cleaves the alpha-L-Rhap-(1-->4)-alpha-D-GalpA glycosidic bond in the backbone of rhamnogalacturonan I (RGI) via a beta-elimination mechanism. Its specific activity on potato pectic galactan and rhamnogalacturonan was found to be 28 and 3.6 IU/mg, respectively, indicating that Rgl11Y requires galactan decoration of the RGI backbone. The optimal pH of Rgl11Y is 8.5 and calcium is required for its activity. Rgl11Y was shown to be incorporated in the C. cellulolyticum cellulosome through a typical cohesin-dockerin interaction. Rgl11Y from C. cellulolyticum is the first cellulosomal rhamnogalacturonase characterized.


1398087, Gene. 1992 Sep 21;119(1):17-28. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(92)90062-t.


Sequence analysis of a gene cluster encoding cellulases from Clostridium cellulolyticum.


Bagnara-Tardif C, Gaudin C, Belaich A, Hoest P, Citard T, Belaich JP


The sequence of a 5633-bp EcoRI-PvuII DNA fragment from Clostridium cellulolyticum was determined. This fragment contains two complete endo-beta-1,4-glucanase-encoding genes, designated celCCC and celCCG. These two genes are flanked by two other partial open reading frames (ORF1 and celCCE) that probably encode two cellulases or related enzymes. The celCCC and celCCG genes appear to be present in a polycistronic transcriptional unit. Northern blot hybridisations with intragenic probes derived from celCCC and celCCG gave similar patterns. Two transcripts of about 5 and 6 kb were identified. The celCCC and celCCG ORFs extend over 1380 bp and 2175 bp, respectively. They are separated by only 87 nt. A typical signal sequence is present at the N terminus of the deduced polypeptides. The mature CelCCC and CelCCG proteins have M(r)s 47,201 and 76,101, respectively. Comparisons between their amino acid (aa) sequences and other known cellulase sequences revealed that: first, they both contain the repeated 24-aa sequence characteristic of clostridial beta-glycanases, secondly, the N-terminal catalytic domains of CelCCC and CelCCG can be classified into the D and E2 families, respectively, and thirdly, the largest CelCCG contains an additional internal domain which is very similar to that of the Bacillus-type cellulose-binding domain (CBD). The ORF1-C-terminal-encoded sequence also contains the clostridial 24-aa repeat. The CelCCE N-terminus consists of a typical signal sequence followed by a 168-aa domain homologous to the N-terminal repeated domain of Cellulomonas fimi CenC. This domain is connected to an incomplete catalytic domain of family E1 by a Pro-rich junction linker.