Accession Number : ADA117730

Title :   Genetic Analysis of the Nature of Genes Coding Early Enzymes in the Metabolism of Cresol in JPT3-4, a Derivative Strain of Pseudomonas Aeroginosis J1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1979-1981,

Corporate Author : TRINITY UNIV SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s) : Cobb,Howell D , Jr ; Egan,John W , Jr ; Olive,William E

PDF Url : ADA117730

Report Date : 29 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : A pseudomonas strain, JPT3-4, was developed which was competent on all three cresol isomers (para, ortho, and meta). This organism maintained a transmissable FP type plasmid which could transfer the genes required to metabolize cresol to cresol incompetent strains of related species. The transfer of these plasmids was visualized via gel electrophoresis and the metabolic activity of the recipient strains was followed through the use of an oxygen electrode and spectrophotometric analysis of their metabolites. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Genes, *Organic acids, *Biodeterioration, *Bacteria, *Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Coding, Enzymes, Metabolism, Phenols, Catabolism

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE