Divergence of mobile genetic elements involved in the distribution of xenobiotic-catabolic capacity

@article{Nojiri2003DivergenceOM,
  title={Divergence of mobile genetic elements involved in the distribution of xenobiotic-catabolic capacity},
  author={Hideaki Nojiri and Masaki Shintani and Toshio Omori},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2003},
  volume={64},
  pages={154-174}
}
Bacteria adapt rapidly to environmental stimuli, such as exposure to xenobiotics. Mobile genetic elements (MGEs) play a major role in such bacterial adaptation, via the dispersal of catabolic capacity; and, in fact, genes that encode the degradation enzymes for xenobiotics are often located on MGEs. The list of reported catabolic MGEs keeps growing as researchers continue to isolate and characterize xenobiotic degraders and the corresponding catabolic genes. Major catabolic MGEs include… CONTINUE READING

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