Bacterial catabolic transposons

  title={Bacterial catabolic transposons},
  author={H.-M. Tan},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
The introduction of foreign organic hydrocarbons into the environment in recent years, as in the widespread use of antibiotics, has resulted in the evolution of novel adaptive mechanisms by bacteria for the biodegradation of the organic pollutants. Plasmids have been implicated in the catabolism of many of these complex xenobiotics. The catabolic genes are prone to undergo genetic rearrangement and this is due to their presence on transposons or their association with transposable elements… CONTINUE READING


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