Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.18419/opus-2012
|Authors:||Rubio, Miguel Angel|
|Title:||Microbial metabolism of chlorosalicylates: accelerated evolution by natural genetic exchange|
|metadata.ubs.publikation.source:||Archives of microbiology 145 (1986), S. 116-122. URL http://dx.doi.org./10.1007/BF00446767|
|Abstract:||Methylsalicylate-grown cells of Pseudomonas sp. WR 401 cometabolized 3-, 4- and 5-substituted halosalicylates to the corresponding halocatechols. Further degradation was unproductive due to the presence of high levels of catechol 2,3-dioxygenase. This strain acquired the ability to utilize 3-chlorobenzoate following acquisition of genes from Pseudomonas sp. B 13 which are necessary for the assimilation of chlorocatechols. This derivative (WR 4011) was unable to use 4- or 5-chlorosalicylates. Derivatives able to use these compounds were obtained by plating WR 4011 on 5-chlorosalicylate minimal medium; one such derivative was designated WR 4016. The acquisition of this property was accompanied by concomitant loss of the methylsalicylate phenotype. During growth on 4- or 5-chlorosalicylate the typical enzymes of chlorocatechol assimilation were detected in cell free extracts, whereas catechol 2,3-dioxygenase activity was not induced. Repeated subcultivation of WR 4016 in the presence of 3-chlorosalicylate produced variants (WR 4016-1) which grew on all three isomers.|
|Appears in Collections:||04 Fakultät Energie-, Verfahrens- und Biotechnik|
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