A. B. Gafarov

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The horizontal transfer of naphthalene biodegradation plasmids and the parallel process of its microbial degradation were studied for the first time. The tagged naphthalene-degrading strains bearing labeled biodegradation plasmids were used for the monitoring of horizontal plasmid transfer in open soil. The population kinetics of microorganisms, the(More)
A genetically tagged, plasmid-containing, naphthalene-degrading strain, Pseudomonas putida KT2442(pNF142:: TnMod-OTc), has been constructed. The presence of the gfp gene (which codes for green fluorescent protein) and the kanamycin and rifampicin resistance genes in the chromosome of this strain allows the strain’s fate in model soil systems to be(More)
Two strains, NF4 and NF5, of a yellow-colored gram-negative bacterium were isolated from sediments of Lake Baikal and from old oil sludge of the Nizhnekamsk oil-processing plant. The cells of the strains are ultrasmall coccoids or short rods, measuring 0.2–0.4 × 0.2–0.5 μm; the average cell volume ranges from 0.004 to 0.04 μm3. A considerable proportion(More)
The number of spores formed in a single cell of Anaerobacter polyendosporus PS-1T is significantly influenced by the composition of nutrient media. Depending on carbohydrate concentration in synthetic medium, the number of spores may vary from one or two to as many as five to seven. Investigation of spore formation process by fluorescence and electron(More)
We isolated 50 strains of free-living ultrasmall bacteria with a cell volume that varies from 0.02 to 1.3 μm3 from a range of natural biotopes, namely permafrost soils, oil slime, soils, lake silt, thermal swamp moss, and the skin integuments of the clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. Of them, 23 isolates, characterized by a cell size of less than 0.1 μm3 and a(More)
The ability of 96 microbial strains degrading oil and 32 strains degrading polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to consume diesel fuel and oil at 4–6 and 24°C and at elevated NaCl concentrations was studied. The temperature range, salt tolerance, ability to produce biosurfactants, range of substrates, and antibiotic resistance were determined. The eleven(More)
Analysis of oil sludge by direct plating and enrichment cultivation revealed 16 strains degrading aromatic compounds. After 30 days of cultivation in a continuous-flow microbial reactor, 17 more degrader strains were isolated. Genotyping of these strains showed that they were taxonomically diverse, and the range of strains degrading naphthalene, benzene,(More)
A facultative methylotrophic bacterium, strain Lp-1, which was isolated from root nodules of lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus L.) on the medium with methanol as a carbon and energy source, exhibited high similarity of the 16S rRNA gene sequences to Delftia strains (94‒99.9%). The cells of Delftia sp. Lp-1 were motile gram-negative rods dividing by binary(More)
The ability of 96 microbial strains degrading oil and 32 strains degrading polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to consume diesel fuel and oil at 4-6 degrees C and 24 degrees C and at elevated NaCl concentrations was studied. The temperature range, salt tolerance, ability to produce bioemulsifiers, range of substrates, and antibiotic resistance were(More)
Utilized sulfo-aromatic compounds of Pseudomonas sp. BS1304 were isolated. It was shown that the first step of conversion is desulfonation with following meta-cleavage of the substituted aromatic ring. At least two steps are controlled by the plasmid pBS1004 (120 kb), belonging to the IncP-9 incompatibility group. The degradative plasmid marked by Tn5-lac(More)
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