Identification of alkane hydroxylase genes in Rhodococcus sp. strain TMP2 that degrades a branched alkane

Abstract

Rhodococcus sp. TMP2 is an alkane-degrading strain that can grow with a branched alkane as a sole carbon source. TMP2 degrades considerable amounts of pristane at 20°C but not at 30°C. In order to gain insights into microbial alkane degradation, we characterized one of the key enzymes for alkane degradation. TMP2 contains at least five genes for membrane… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10529-008-9710-9

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