The genes rubA and rubB for alkane degradation in Acinetobacter sp. strain ADP1 are in an operon with estB, encoding an esterase, and oxyR.

@article{Geissdrfer1999TheGR,
  title={The genes rubA and rubB for alkane degradation in Acinetobacter sp. strain ADP1 are in an operon with estB, encoding an esterase, and oxyR.},
  author={Walter Geissd{\"o}rfer and Ruben G Kok and Andreas Ratajczak and Klaas J. Hellingwerf and Wolfgang Hillen},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1999},
  volume={181 14},
  pages={
          4292-8
        }
}
Alkanes are oxidized in Acinetobacter sp. strain ADP1 by a three-component alkane monooxygenase, composed of alkane hydroxylase, rubredoxin, and rubredoxin reductase. rubA and rubB encode rubredoxin and a NAD(P)H-dependent rubredoxin reductase. We demonstrate here that single base pair substitutions in rubA or rubB lead to defects in alkane degradation, showing that both genes are essential for alkane utilization. Differences in the degradation capacity for hexadecane and dodecane in these… CONTINUE READING
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