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Reductive dehalogenation of chlorinated dioxins by an anaerobic bacterium
Reductive dechlorination of 1,2,3,7,8-pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (PeCDD) demonstrates that environmentally significant dioxins are attacked by this bacterium, and the previously described chlorobenzene-dehalorespiring bacterium Dehalococcoides sp. Expand
Tetrahydrofuran degradation by a newly isolated culture of Pseudonocardia sp. strain K1.
An organism capable to grow aerobically on tetrahydrofuran as sole source of carbon and energy was isolated from a waste water treatment plant and identified as Pseudonocardia sp. Expand
Cloning and characterization of a gene cluster involved in tetrahydrofuran degradation in Pseudonocardia sp. strain K1
A gene cluster involved in the utilization of tetrahydrofuran by Pseudonocardia sp. strain K1 was cloned and sequenced. Analysis of a 9.2-kb DNA fragment revealed eight ORFs. The genes designated asExpand
Reductive cleavage of sarcosine and betaine by Eubacterium acidaminophilum via enzyme systems different from glycine reductase
The obligate anaerobe Eubacterium acidaminophilum metabolized the glycine derivatives sarcosine (N-monomethyl glycine) and betaine (N-trimethyl glycine) only by reduction in a reaction analogous toExpand
Defluvibacter lusatiae gen. nov., sp. nov., a new chlorohenol-degrading member of the alpha-2 subgroup of proteobacteria.
Both strains can be differentiated from members of related taxa by a set of physiological and chemotaxonomic properties including the ability to grow with norvaline, L-tryptophan, putrescine, glutarate and malonate, and by the presence of spermidine as major polyamine and of 12:0 3OH as fatty acid. Expand
Molecular and biochemical characterization of two tungsten- and selenium-containing formate dehydrogenases from Eubacterium acidaminophilum that are associated with components of an iron-only
Two gene clusters encoding similar formate dehydrogenases (FDH) were identified in Eubacterium acidaminophilum and the purified protein complex contained four subunits, FdhA and FdhB, encoded by FDH gene cluster II, andHymA and HymB, identified after determination of their N-terminal sequences, which might represent the most simple type of a formate hydrogen lyase. Expand
Xanthine dehydrogenase and 2-furoyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas putida Fu1: two molybdenum-containing dehydrogenases of novel structural composition
Evidence proves that the radioactive proteins were actually xanthine dehydrogenase and 2-furoyl-CoA dehydration, which seemed to be similar, although the stoichiometry was not determined. Expand
Clostridium sticklandii, a specialist in amino acid degradation:revisiting its metabolism through its genome sequence
Analysis of the C. sticklandii genome and additional experimental procedures have improved the understanding of anaerobic amino acid degradation, and Comparative genomics has provided the opportunity to study the lifestyle of pathogenic and non-pathogenic clostridial species as well as to elucidate the difference in metabolic features betweenClostridia and other anaerobes. Expand
Purification and characterization of a pyrrole-2-carboxylate oxygenase from Arthrobacter strain Py1.
The N-terminal amino acid sequence of the pyrrole-2-carboxylate oxygenase did not contain the consensus sequence GXGXXG found to be present close to the N- terminus of many flavin-dependent monoxygenases sequenced so far. Expand
Isolation and Characterization of an Adenine-Utilizing, Anaerobic Sporeformer, Clostridium purinolyticum sp. nov.
The ability of the type strain, WA-1 (DSM 1384), to grow on adenine and glycine was the most significant difference between it and the two above-mentioned species. Expand