NIC, a conjugative nicotine-nicotinate degradative plasmid in Pseudomonas convexa.

@article{Thacker1978NICAC,
  title={NIC, a conjugative nicotine-nicotinate degradative plasmid in Pseudomonas convexa.},
  author={Ramesh P. Thacker and O R\orvig and P Kahlon and Irwin Clyde Gunsalus},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1978},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={289-90}
}
The plasmid nature of genes specifying degradation of nicotine and nicotinate in Pseudomas convexa strain 1 (Pc1) is indicated by mitomycin curing and conjugational transfer to other strains. The NIC plasmid appears to be compatible with other metabolic plasmids in Pseudomonas putida.