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Partial sequences of four core 'housekeeping' genes (16S rRNA, gyrB, rpoB and rpoD) of the type strains of 107 Pseudomonas species were analysed in order to obtain a comprehensive view regarding the phylogenetic relationships within the Pseudomonas genus. Gene trees allowed the discrimination of two lineages or intrageneric groups (IG), called IG P.(More)
The genus Pseudomonas currently contains 144 species, making it the genus of Gram-negative bacteria that contains the largest number of species. Currently, multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) is the preferred method for establishing the phylogeny between species and genera. Four partial gene sequences of housekeeping genes (16S rRNA, gyrB, rpoB, and rpoD)(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri strain AN10 is a naphthalene-degrading strain whose dissimilatory genes are chromosomally encoded. We sequenced a total of 11514bp including the entire naphthalene-degradation upper pathway (nah) of P. stutzeri AN10. Nine open reading frames, nahAaAbAcAdBFCED, encoding the enzymes for the degradation of naphthalene to salicylate, were(More)
Multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) is one of the most accepted methods for the phylogenetic assignation of Pseudomonas strains to their corresponding species. Furthermore, updated databases are essential for correct bacterial identification and the number of Pseudomonas species is increasing continuously. Currently, 127 species are validly described in(More)
We analyzed the occurrence of the naphthalene degradation upper-pathway (nah) genes in the western Mediterranean region. The amplification, restriction, and sequence analysis of internal fragments for several nah genes (nahAc, nahB, nahC, and nahE) from naphthalene-degrading strains isolated from this geographical area proved the coexistence of two distinct(More)
Two genes, nahG and nahW, encoding two independent salicylate 1-hydroxylases have been identified in the naphthalene-degrading strain Pseudomonas stutzeri AN10. While nahG resides in the same transcriptional unit as the meta-cleavage pathway genes, forming the naphthalene degradation lower pathway, nahW is situated outside but in close proximity to this(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri strain AN10 is a naphthalene-degrading strain whose dissimilatory genes are chromosomally encoded. We sequenced the entire naphthalene-degradation lower pathway of P. stutzeri AN10, this being, together with the upper-pathway reported previously (Bosch R. et al., 1999a. Gene 236, 149-157) the first complete DNA sequence for an entire(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri is a nonfluorescent denitrifying bacterium widely distributed in the environment, and it has also been isolated as an opportunistic pathogen from humans. Over the past 15 years, much progress has been made in elucidating the taxonomy of this diverse taxonomical group, demonstrating the clonality of its populations. The species has(More)
Of a 49-strain collection of Pseudomonas stutzeri species, 11 isolates were able to degrade naphthalene and 1 isolate was able to use m- and p-toluate as sole carbon and energy sources. Of these 12 strains, 10 shared a highly homologous set of naphthalene catabolic genes, even though they belong to four different genomovars. These genes differed from those(More)
Over 100 strains that utilized naphthalene as the only carbon and energy source were isolated from samples of marine sediments taken from a heavily polluted area. The isolates were characterized taxonomically and physiologically. Most of these strains belonged to the genus Pseudomonas, and seven of them did not fit any previous taxonomic description. They(More)