[Genetic determination of degradation of ampholytic surfactants].

Plasmid DNA was detected in Pseudomonas putida 141 and P. stutzeri AT strains which caused destruction of the ampholytic surfactants alkylamino-bis-propionate (AABP) and amidobetaine, respectively. As was demonstrated using genetic analytic procedures, the plasmids controlled AABP and amidobetaine destruction. No plasmid DNA was found in P. desmolytica C37… CONTINUE READING