S A Selifonov

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Pseudomonas cepacia F297 grew with fluorene as a sole source of carbon and energy; its growth yield corresponded to an assimilation of about 40% of fluorene carbon. The accumulation of a ring meta-cleavage product during growth and the identification of 1-indanone in growth media and washed-cell suspensions suggest that strain F297 metabolizes fluorene by(More)
A fluorene-utilizing microorganism, identified as a species of Pseudomonas, was isolated from soil severely contaminated from creosote use and was shown to accumulate six major metabolites from fluorene in washed-cell incubations. Five of these products were identified as 9-fluorenol, 9-fluorenone, (+)-1,1a-dihydroxy-1-hydro-9-fluorenone,(More)
The genes nahC and nahD from Pseudomonas putida naphthalene degradation plasmid pBS286 were cloned on the vector pUC19 in Escherichia coli cells. The catechol-2,3-oxygenase activity observed in E. coli cells containing recombinant plasmid pBS955 demands the participation of 32 kD polypeptide which is apparently the product of the nahC gene. Second(More)
Oxidation of acenaphthene, acenaphthylene, and fluorene was examined with recombinant strain Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1(pRE695) expressing naphthalene dioxygenase genes cloned from plasmid NAH7. Acenaphthene underwent monooxygenation to 1-acenaphthenol with subsequent conversion to 1-acenaphthenone and cis- and trans-acenaphthene-1,2-diols, while(More)
Transformation of fluorene by washed cells of fluorene-grown Pseudomonas sp. F274 yielded 1,la-dihydroxy-1-hydrofluoren-9-one (up to 100 mg/l) as the stable product of angular dioxygenation of 9-fluorenone. Structural identity of the angular keto-diol was established by 13C- and 1H-NMR, gas chromatography- and direct probe-mass spectrometry. Definitive(More)
Biodegradation of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons of creosote by undefined bacterial cultures was shown to be accompanied by the accumulation of neutral and acidic oxidation products. Formation of a number of identified neutral products is accounted for by demonstration of anomalous actions of an arene dioxygenase on the benzylic methylene and(More)
[1-13C]acenaphthene, a tracer compound with a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-active nucleus at the C-1 position, has been employed in conjunction with a standard broad-band-decoupled 13C-NMR spectroscopy technique to study the biodegradation of acenaphthene by various bacterial cultures degrading aromatic hydrocarbons of creosote. Site-specific labeling(More)
A collection of Tn5 transposon Nah- mutants of the plasmid pBS286 was obtained. The insertion sites were localized and orientation of Tn5 determined. The mutants obtained were biochemically analyzed, the nah-region map of the plasmid being elaborated. Structural genes of the nah operon were shown to be organized similarly to those of the nah1 operon of the(More)
The biotransformation of 6,6-dimethylfulvene [5-(1-methylethylidene)-1,3-cyclopentadiene], a nonaromatic C(inf5) carbocyclic analog of isopropylbenzene, was examined by using Pseudomonas putida RE213, a Tn5-generated dihydrodiol-accumulating mutant of the isopropylbenzene-degrading strain P. putida RE204. 6,6-Dimethylfulvene was converted to a single chiral(More)
It was shown that two different enzymes of aromatic ring oxidative meta-cleavage (2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl-1,2-dioxygenase), DBO and catechol-2,3-dioxygenase, C230) function in Pseudomonas strains with a plasmid and chromosomal genetic control of biphenyl and toluate catabolism. A comparative analysis of DBO's and C230's expressed by the pBS241 biphenyl(More)