A large gene cluster in Burkholderia xenovorans encoding abietane diterpenoid catabolism.

@article{Smith2007ALG,
  title={A large gene cluster in Burkholderia xenovorans encoding abietane diterpenoid catabolism.},
  author={Daryl J Smith and Joonhong Park and James M. Tiedje and William W. Mohn},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2007},
  volume={189 17},
  pages={6195-204}
}
Abietane diterpenoids are defense compounds synthesized by trees that are abundant in natural environments and occur as significant pollutants from pulp and paper production. Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 has diverse catabolic capabilities and represents an important group of heterotrophic bacteria in soil environments. The genome sequence of LB400 revealed homologs of the dit genes of Pseudomonas abietaniphila BKME-9, which encode abietane diterpenoid degradation. LB400 grew on abietic acid… CONTINUE READING