Udaykumar M. X. Sangodkar

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Transcription of the first operon coding for m-xylene-degrading enzymes on the TOL plasmid of Pseudomonas putida is activated by the xylR gene product in the presence of m-xylene. The operon has the consensus sequence of the ntr/nif promoters at -24 and -12 regions, and the transcription is dependent on an RNA polymerase containing a sigma factor NtrA (RpoN(More)
A genomic library of total DNA of Pseudomonas cepacia AC1100 was constructed on a broad-host-range cosmid vector pCP13 in Escherichia coli AC80. A 25-kb segment was isolated from the library which complemented a Tn5-generated, 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid-negative (2,4,5-T-) mutant, P. cepacia PT88. This mutation was partially characterized and(More)
AIMS The aim was to simplify the cumbersome conventional process of isolating virulent bacilli, which involves isolating all bacilli strains from a source followed by screening for strains that are effective for bio-control of mosquito vectors. METHODS A new simplified technique involving eight steps was devised for screening soil samples for the presence(More)
Pseudomonas cepacia strain AC1100, capable of growth on 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), was mutated to the 2,4,5-T- strain PT88 by a ColE1::Tn5 chromosomal insertion. Using cloned DNA from the region flanking the insertion, a 1477-bp sequence (designated RS1100) was identified which was repeated several times on the wild-type chromosome and was(More)
A series of spontaneous 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) nonmetabolizing mutants of Pseudomonas cepacia AC1100 were characterized to be defective in either 2,4,5-T uptake or conversion of this compound to 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (2,4,5-TCP). Two of these mutants, RHC22 and RHC23, were complemented for growth on 2,4,5-T using an AC1100 genomic(More)
A gene bank of total DNA of a marine bacterium,Alteromonas haloplanktis, was constructed on pBR322. Two hybrid plasmids pUS2010 and pUS2011 carrying inserts of 8.2 and 5.7 kb, respectively, were isolated that complemented theproBA deletion inE.coli CSH26. Restriction map of the inserts showed that both plasmids in common carried a 5.7 kb fragment. This(More)
Several lines of evidence were obtained that the previously identified, repeated sequence RS 1100 of Pseudomonas cepacia strain AC1100 undergoes transposition events. DNA sequences flanking the chlorohydroxy hydroquinone (CHQ) degradative genes of this organism were examined from sources, including several independently isolated cosmid clones from an AC1100(More)
Pseudomonas cepacia strain AC1100 grows luxuriantly on 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) but does not utilize phenoxyacetic acid. After long-term selective pressure on phenoxyacetic acid, mutants designated as strain PAA, capable of utilizing phenoxyacetic acid as well as phenol, emerged spontaneously at a frequency of 1 x 10(-8). A deletion(More)
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