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Dehalobacter restrictus gen. nov. and sp. nov., a strictly anaerobic bacterium that reductively dechlorinates tetra- and trichloroethene in an anaerobic respiration
Abstract The highly enriched anaerobic bacterium that couples the reductive dechlorination of tetrachloroethene to growth, previously referred to as PER-K23, was obtained in pure culture andExpand
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Reductive dechlorination in the energy metabolism of anaerobic bacteria
Within the last few decades, several anaerobic bacteria have been isolated which are able to reductively dechlorinate chlorinated aliphatic and aromatic compounds at catabolic rates. For some ofExpand
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Biochemistry of Microbial Degradation of Hexachlorocyclohexane and Prospects for Bioremediation
SUMMARY Lindane, the γ-isomer of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), is a potent insecticide. Purified lindane or unpurified mixtures of this and α-, β-, and δ-isomers of HCH were widely used as commercialExpand
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Characterization of the Corrinoid Iron-Sulfur Protein Tetrachloroethene Reductive Dehalogenase of Dehalobacter restrictus
ABSTRACT The membrane-bound tetrachloroethene reductive dehalogenase (PCE-RDase) (PceA; EC, the terminal component of the respiratory chain of Dehalobacter restrictus, was purified 25-foldExpand
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Vertical Distribution of Methanogens in the Anoxic Sediment of Rotsee (Switzerland)
ABSTRACT Anoxic sediments from Rotsee (Switzerland) were analyzed for the presence and diversity of methanogens by using molecular tools and for methanogenic activity by using radiotracer techniques,Expand
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Development of a real-time PCR method for quantification of the three genera Dehalobacter, Dehalococcoides, and Desulfitobacterium in microbial communities.
We developed standard curves based on plasmids containing a 16S rRNA gene of a member of one of the three genera Dehalobacter, Desulfitobacterium, and Dehalococcoides. A large difference inExpand
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Localization and Solubilization of the Iron(III) Reductase of Geobacter sulfurreducens
ABSTRACT The iron(III) reductase activity of Geobacter sulfurreducens was determined with the electron donor NADH and the artificial electron donor horse heart cytochrome c. The highest reductionExpand
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Organization of lin genes and IS6100 among different strains of hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading Sphingomonas paucimobilis: evidence for horizontal gene transfer.
The organization of lin genes and IS6100 was studied in three strains of Sphingomonas paucimobilis (B90A, Sp+, and UT26) which degraded hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) isomers but which had been isolatedExpand
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Cloning and Characterization of lin Genes Responsible for the Degradation of Hexachlorocyclohexane Isomers by Sphingomonas paucimobilis Strain B90
ABSTRACT Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) has been used extensively against agricultural pests and in public health programs for the control of mosquitoes. Commercial formulations of HCH consist of aExpand
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Isolation and characterization of Tn-Dha1, a transposon containing the tetrachloroethene reductive dehalogenase of Desulfitobacterium hafniense strain TCE1.
A new 9.9 kb catabolic transposon, Tn-Dha1, containing the gene responsible for tetrachloroethene (PCE) reductive dechlorination activity, was isolated from Desulfitobacterium hafniense strain TCE1.Expand
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