K Bhanu Ramanand

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The anaerobic biodegradation of m-cresol was observed in anoxic aquifer slurries kept under both sulfate-reducing and nitrate-reducing but not methanogenic conditions. More than 85% of the parent substrate (300 microM) was consumed in less than 6 days in slurries kept under the former two conditions. No appreciable loss of the compound from the(More)
Improvement in protein thermostability was often found to be associated with increase in its proteolytic resistance as revealed by comparative studies of homologous proteins from extremophiles or mutational studies. Structural elements of protein responsible for this association are not firmly established although loops are implicated indirectly due to(More)
We investigated the anaerobic biodegradation of 3-chlorobenzoate (3CBz) by microorganisms from an aquifer where chloroaromatic compounds were previously found to resist decay in the presence of sulfate. After a lengthy lag period, 3CBz was degraded in the presence of sulfate and concurrently with sulfate reduction. Chlorine removal from 2,5- or(More)
An enrichment culture that anaerobically degradedm-cresol under sulfate-reducing conditions was obtained from an anoxic aquifer.m-Cresol removal by the culture was greatest when sulfate or thiosulfate served as electron acceptors; sulfite, nitrate, and CO2 were poor substitutes for sulfate. A14C-labeled carboxylated intermediate was detected when the(More)
The anaerobic biodegradation of picloram (3,5,6-trichloro-4-amino-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid) in freshwater sediment was favored under methanogenic conditions but not when sulfate or nitrate was available as a terminal electron acceptor. Under the former conditions, more than 85% of the parent substrate (340 muM) was removed from nonsterile incubations in 30(More)
A bacterium, tentatively identified as an Arthrobacter sp., was isolated from flooded soil that was incubated at 35 degrees C and repeatedly treated with carbofuran (2,3-dihydro-2,2-dimethyl-7-benzofuranyl N-methylcarbamate). This bacterium exhibited an exceptional capacity to completely mineralize the ring-labeled C in carbofuran to CO(2) within 72 to 120(More)
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