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THE β-KETOADIPATE PATHWAY AND THE BIOLOGY OF SELF-IDENTITY
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Accumulating evidence points to an independent and convergent evolutionary origin for the eukaryotic beta-ketoadipate pathway, which appears to assume a characteristic set of features or identity in different bacteria. Expand
Degradation of 1,4-dioxane by an actinomycete in pure culture
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An actinomycete capable of sustained aerobic growth on 1,4-dioxane was isolated from a dioxane-contaminated sludge samples and is capable of aerobic autotrophic growth on H2 and CO2. Expand
The beta-ketoadipate pathway and the biology of self-identity.
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Accumulating evidence points to an independent and convergent evolutionary origin for the eukaryotic beta-ketoadipate pathway, which appears to assume a characteristic set of features or identity in different bacteria. Expand
Aromatic hydrocarbon dioxygenases in environmental biotechnology.
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Aromatic hydrocarbon dioxygenases have a broad substrate specificity and catalyze enantiospecific reactions with a wide range of substrates and make them attractive synthons for the production of industrially and medically important chiral chemicals. Expand
Structure of an aromatic-ring-hydroxylating dioxygenase-naphthalene 1,2-dioxygenase.
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The present study was conducted to provide essential structural information necessary for elucidating the mechanism of action of NDO and found the domain structure and iron coordination of the Rieske domain is very similar to that of the cytochrome bc1 domain. Expand
Nitroaromatic Compounds, from Synthesis to Biodegradation
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This review provides an overview of the synthesis of both man-made and biogenic nitroaromatic compounds, the bacteria that have been identified to grow on and completely mineralize nitrobiotic compounds, and the pathways that are present in these strains. Expand
Complete genome of the cellulolytic thermophile Acidothermus cellulolyticus 11B provides insights into its ecophysiological and evolutionary adaptations.
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New secreted glycoside hydrolases and carbohydrate esterases were identified in the genome, revealing a diverse biomass-degrading enzyme repertoire far greater than previously characterized and elevating the industrial value of this organism. Expand
Identification of the pcaRKF gene cluster from Pseudomonas putida: involvement in chemotaxis, biodegradation, and transport of 4-hydroxybenzoate
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The finding that 4-hydroxybenzoate chemotaxis can be disrupted without an accompanying effect on metabolism indicates that this chemotactic response is receptor mediated, indicating that aromatic acid detection and transport are integral features of aromatic degradation pathways. Expand
Toluene-Degrading Bacteria Are Chemotactic towards the Environmental Pollutants Benzene, Toluene, and Trichloroethylene
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This demonstration that soil bacteria can sense and swim towards the toxic compounds toluene, benzene, TCE, and related chemicals suggests that the introduction of chemotactic bacteria into selected polluted sites may accelerate bioremediation processes. Expand
Molecular Characterization and Substrate Specificity of Nitrobenzene Dioxygenase from Comamonas sp. Strain JS765
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NBDO is the first member of the naphthalene family of Rieske nonheme iron oxygenases reported to oxidize all of the isomers of mono- and dinitrotoluenes with the concomitant release of nitrite. Expand
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