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Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 harbors a multi-replicon, 9.73-Mbp genome shaped for versatility
The fact that 17.6% of proteins have a better LB400 paralog than an ortholog in a different genome highlights the importance of gene duplication and repeated acquirement, which raises questions regarding the role of paralogs and potential functional redundancies in large-genome microbes. Expand
Validation of a more sensitive method for using spotted oligonucleotide DNA microarrays for functional genomics studies on bacterial communities.
The use of 5'-C6-amino-modified 70-mers printed on CMT-GAPS II substrates at a 40 micro M concentration combined with the use of Tyramide Signal Amplification labelling allowed detection of single copy genes belonging to an organism contributing to 1% or more of the total community. Expand
Genetic and Genomic Insights into the Role of Benzoate-Catabolic Pathway Redundancy in Burkholderia xenovorans LB400
An extensive sigmaE-regulated oxidative stress response not present in wild-type LB400 grown on benzoate was detected in these deletion mutants, supporting the earlier suggestion that the box pathways are preferentially active under reduced oxygen tension. Expand
Cloning, Expression, and Nucleotide Sequence of thePseudomonas aeruginosa 142 ohb Genes Coding for Oxygenolytic ortho Dehalogenation of Halobenzoates
The ortho-halobenzoate 1,2-dioxygenase activity was manifested in the absence of ferredoxin and reductase genes, suggesting that the ISPOHB utilized electron transfer components provided by the heterologous hosts. Expand
Biphenyl and Benzoate Metabolism in a Genomic Context: Outlining Genome-Wide Metabolic Networks in Burkholderia xenovorans LB400
In situ-synthesized 45-mer oligonucleotide DNA microarrays (XeoChips) were designed and successfully implemented for genome-wide expression profiling of Burkholderia xenovorans LB400, which is among the best aerobic polychlorinated biphenyl degraders known so far. Expand
Degradation of anaerobic reductive dechlorinationproducts of Aroclor 1242 by four aerobic bacteria
We studied the aerobic degradation of eight PCB congeners which comprise from 70 to 85% of the anaerobic dechlorination products from Aroclor 1242, including2-, 4-, 2,4-, 2,6-, 2,2'-, 2,4'-, 2,2',4-,Expand
Growth Substrate- and Phase-Specific Expression of Biphenyl, Benzoate, and C1 Metabolic Pathways in Burkholderia xenovorans LB400
Insight is provided into the physiological roles and integration of apparently redundant catabolic pathways in large-genome bacteria and establishes a basis for investigating the PCB-degrading abilities of this strain. Expand
DNA-Stable Isotope Probing Integrated with Metagenomics for Retrieval of Biphenyl Dioxygenase Genes from Polychlorinated Biphenyl-Contaminated River Sediment
A DNA-stable isotope probing-based cosmid library enabled the retrieval of functional genes from an uncultivated organism capable of PCB metabolism and suggest dispersed dioxygenase gene organization in nature. Expand
Coping with Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Toxicity: Physiological and Genome-Wide Responses of Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 to PCB-Mediated Stress
Monitoring of the physiological characteristics and genome-wide expression patterns of LB400 in response to the presence of Aroclor 1242 found growth inhibition from PCBs beginning after exponential-phase growth suggestive of the accumulation of toxic compounds. Expand
Cloning and expression of the Arthrobacter globiformis KZT1 fcbA gene encoding dehalogenase (4-chlorobenzoate-4-hydroxylase) in Escherichia coli.
The fsbA gene controlling the first step of 4-chlorobenzoic acid metabolism in the Gram-positive soil bacterium Arthrobacter globiformis KZT1 has been cloned and analysed in Escherichia coli and showed that a polypeptide with Mr = 58 kDa can be the fcbA product(s). Expand