Jaime Slater

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Populations of Escherichi coli K12 containing the plasmid TP120 which coded for resistance to ampicillin, streptomycin, sulphonamide and tetracycline were grown in a chemostat under carbon-limited and phosphorus-limited conditions. With time resistance to one or more of the drugs was lost, resulting in the production of mutant populations which were more(More)
Pseudomonas putida PP3 utilizes halogenated alkanoic acids (HAA) such as 2,2-DCPA as its sole carbon and energy sources. Spontaneous HHA- mutants, isolated by selection for resistance to the toxic analogs monochloroacetic acid and dichloroacetic acid, arose at frequencies several orders of magnitude higher than expected for spontaneous mutations. Analysis(More)
Pseudomonas putida PP3 grew on DL-2-monochloropropionate (2MCPA) with a release of chloride ions consistent with the dechlorination of both isomers. The organism grew on either D- or L-2MCPA. Dehalogenase activity in cell-free extracts showed that both D- and L-2MCPA were dehalogenated. Pseudomonas putida PP3 contains two dehalogenases, and studies with the(More)
Pseudomonas putida strain PP3 produces two hydrolytic dehalogenases encoded by dehI and dehII, which are members of different deh gene families. The 9.74-kb DEH transposon containing dehI and its cognate regulatory gene, dehR(I), was isolated from strain PP3 by using the TOL plasmid pWW0. DEH was fully sequenced and shown to have a composite transposon(More)
As a result of the production of two dehalogenases (DehI and DehII), Pseudomonas putida PP3 utilized halogenated alkanoic acids, such as 2-monochloropropionic acid (2MCPA), as sole sources of carbon and energy. The DehI gene (dehI) was carried on a mobile genetic element (DEH) located on the chromosome of strain PP3. DEH recombined with target plasmid DNAs(More)
Novel dehalogenases have been identified recently in various bacteria that utilise halogenated substrates. X-ray studies and sequence analysis have revealed insight into the molecular mechanisms of hydrolytic dehalogenases. Furthermore, genetic and biochemical studies have indicated that reductive dehalogenases are extra-cytoplasmic corrinoid-containing(More)
The mobile genetic element,DEH found inPseudomonas putida PP3 carries a 2-haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase structural gene,dehI, and its associated regulatory gene,dehR I. The nucleotide sequence ofdehR I was determined. The gene had an open reading frame putatively encoding for a 64 kDa protein containing 571 amino acid residues. The protein was similar to(More)
Leiomyoma and leiomyosarcoma share morphological features and smooth muscle differentiation, and both arise most frequently within the uterine corpus of middle-aged women. However, they are considered biologically unrelated tumors due to their disparate clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular features. MED12, the mediator complex subunit 12 gene, has been(More)
Pseudomonas putida PP3 carrying dehalogenases I and II and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAU3 carrying dehalogenase I coded for by plasmid pUU2 were able to grow on 2-monochloropropionic acid (2MCPA). Neither strain utilized 2-chloropropionamide (2CPA) as a carbon or nitrogen source for growth. Mutations in both strains to 2Cpa+ phenotypes (designated P. putida(More)
Mutant strains of Pseudomonas putida PP3 capable of utilizing monochloroacetate (MCA) and dichloroacetate (DCA) as the sole sources of carbon and energy were isolated from chemostat cultures. The mutants differed from the parent strain in that they could grow on products of MCA and DCA dehalogenation (catalyzed by inducible dehalogenases I and II) and were(More)