Plasmid pAMI2 of Paracoccus aminophilus JCM 7686 carries N,N-dimethylformamide degradation-related genes whose expression is activated by a LuxR family regulator.

Abstract

N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF), a toxic solvent used in the chemical industry, is frequently present in industrial wastes. Plasmid pAMI2 (18.6 kb) of Paracoccus aminophilus JCM 7686 carries genetic information which is crucial for methylotrophic growth of this bacterium, using DMF as the sole source of carbon and energy. Besides a conserved backbone related to… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01926-09

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