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Burkholderia sp. strain SJ98 (DSM 23195) utilizes 2-chloro-4-nitrophenol (2C4NP) or para-nitrophenol (PNP) as a sole source of carbon and energy. Here, by genetic and biochemical analyses, a 2C4NP catabolic pathway different from those of all other 2C4NP utilizers was identified with chloro-1,4-benzoquinone (CBQ) as an intermediate. Reverse(More)
Cold tolerance at the early seedling stage of rice is one of the major determinants for uniform seedling growth. The trait is complex and controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In this study, a linkage map consisting of 129 SSR markers was constructed, spanning 2,051.1 cM with ranging from 4.3 to 36.5 cM between adjacent markers. QTLs analysis at the(More)
N-Acetylglucosamine-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GlmU) catalyzes the formation of UDP-GlcNAc, a fundamental precursor in cell wall biosynthesis. GlmU represents an attractive target for new antibacterial agents. In this study, a theoretical three-dimensional (3D) structure of GlmU from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xo-GlmU) was generated, and the(More)
Enoyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) reductase (ENR) is an attractive and potential target for developing selective antibacterial agents. Recent studies showed that FabK is the sole isoform of ENR in Streptococcus pneumoniae, and at the same time an X-ray crystallographic study of FabK from S. pneumoniae (SpFabK) was reported for the first time. Based on above(More)
By structure-based virtual screening and experimental verification, two Chinese medicine monomers, luteolin and curcumin, had been proved to be uncompetitive inhibitors of enoyl-ACP reductase from Escherichia coli (EcFabI) with the inhibition constant (K(i)) of 7.1microM and 15.0microM, respectively. In particular, curcumin had apparent antibacterial(More)
Rhodococcus imtechensis RKJ300 (DSM 45091) grows on 2-chloro-4-nitrophenol (2C4NP) and para-nitrophenol (PNP) as the sole carbon and nitrogen sources. In this study, by genetic and biochemical analyses, a novel 2C4NP catabolic pathway different from those of all other 2C4NP utilizers was identified with hydroxyquinol (hydroxy-1,4-hydroquinone or(More)
Several strains have been reported to grow on 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol (3M4NP), the primary breakdown product of the excessively used insecticide fenitrothion. However, the microbial degradation of 3M4NP at molecular and biochemical levels remains unknown. Here, methyl-1,4-benzoquinone (MBQ) and methylhydroquinone (MHQ), rather than catechol proposed(More)
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