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Microbial degradation of polyhydroxyalkanoates.
Polyesters such as poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) or other polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) have attracted commercial and academic interest as new biodegradable materials. The ability to degrade PHA isExpand
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Awakening of a Dormant Cyanobacterium from Nitrogen Chlorosis Reveals a Genetically Determined Program
The molecular and physiological mechanisms involved in the transition of microbial cells from a resting state to the active vegetative state are critically relevant for solving problems in fieldsExpand
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Biodegradation of polyhydroxyalkanoic acids
Abstract Stimulated by the commercial availability of bacteriologically produced polyesters such as poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid], and encouraged by the discovery of new constituents ofExpand
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Degradation of poly(3-hydroxyoctanoic acid) [P(3HO)] by bacteria: purification and properties of a P(3HO) depolymerase from Pseudomonas fluorescens GK13.
Twenty-five gram-negative bacteria and one gram-positive bacterium capable of growing on poly(3-hydroxyoctanoic acid) [P(3HO)] as the sole source of carbon and energy were isolated from variousExpand
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Polyhydroxyalkanoate granules are complex subcellular organelles (carbonosomes).
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) such as poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) or poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate), are universal prokaryotic storage compounds of carbon and energy. PHAs are accumulated intracellularlyExpand
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Identification of Genes and Proteins Necessary for Catabolism of Acyclic Terpenes and Leucine/Isovalerate in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ABSTRACT Geranyl-coenzyme A (CoA)-carboxylase (GCase; AtuC/AtuF) and methylcrotonyl-CoA-carboxylase (MCase; LiuB/LiuD) are characteristic enzymes of the catabolic pathway of acyclic terpenesExpand
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New insights in the formation of polyhydroxyalkanoate granules (carbonosomes) and novel functions of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate).
The metabolism of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and related polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) has been investigated by many groups for about three decades, and good progress was obtained in understanding theExpand
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Substrate specificities of bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoate depolymerases and lipases: bacterial lipases hydrolyze poly(omega-hydroxyalkanoates).
The substrate specificities of extracellular lipases purified from Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas alcaligenes, Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Burkholderia cepacia (formerExpand
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Molecular characterization of the extracellular poly(3-hydroxyoctanoic acid) [P(3HO)] depolymerase gene of Pseudomonas fluorescens GK13 and of its gene product.
phaZPfi, the gene encoding the extracellular poly(3-hydroxyoctanoic acid) depolymerase of Pseudomonas fluorescens GK13, was cloned, sequenced, and characterized. It comprises 837 bp and isExpand
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Taxonomic identification of Streptomyces exfoliatus K10 and characterization of its poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) depolymerase gene.
The poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) (PHA) degrading isolate K10 was identified as Streptomyces exfoliatus. This bacterium is distinguished from other PHA-degrading strains by its ability to utilize bothExpand
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