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Posted by ParisSpore on 03 Oct 2011 at 16:11 GMT

CsfB (also known as Gin)
http://plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1002220#article1.body1.sec1.p3

This paper confirms that the "csfB" product is a potent inhibitor of sigma-G. It is then puzzling that the authors do not call it Gin and keep using the original nomenclature (controlled by sigma-F) when, at the same time, they demonstrate that "csfB" is also controlled by sigma-G. This is confusing, especially since the official Pfam entry (PF10764) refers to Gin, the name that is also used in the annotation of new genome sequences.

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