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Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) is a high explosive which presents an environmental hazard as a major land and groundwater contaminant. Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain 11Y was isolated from explosive contaminated land and is capable of degrading RDX when provided as the sole source of nitrogen for growth. Products of RDX degradation in(More)
Rhodococcus equi and species of Nocardia and Gordonia may be human opportunistic pathogens. We find that these, as well as several isolates from closely related genera, are highly susceptible to the imidazoles bifonazole, clotrimazole, econazole, and miconazole, whose MICs are </=1 micro g/ml. In liquid cultures 1 micro g of the drug/ml was bacteriostatic(More)
Dielectric measurements in the frequency range 10(5)-10(8) Hz were performed on wild-type (wt) adenosylribosyl transferase and a mutant enzyme. The analysis of the dielectric relaxation curve allowed the estimation of the hydrodynamic radius and of the electric dipole moment. The first parameter remained unchanged in wt and mutant protein. The dipole moment(More)
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