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Organophosphonate metabolism by a moderately halophilic bacterial isolate

Hayes, VEA, Ternan, NG and McMullan, Geoffrey (2000) Organophosphonate metabolism by a moderately halophilic bacterial isolate. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 186 (2). pp. 171-175. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2000.tb09099.x


A Gram-negative halophile isolated from soil beneath a road gritting salt pile grew optimally at 10% (w/v) NaCl and was shown most likely to be Chromohalobacter marismortui or Pseudomonas beijerinckii on the basis of 16S rRNA analysis. The strain utilised phosphonoacetate, 2-aminoethyl-, 3-aminopropyl-, 4-aminobutyl-, methyl- and ethyl-phosphonates as phosphorus sources for growth. Differences were observed in the growth rate on different phosphonates and the range of phosphonates utilised at elevated NaCl concentrations, possibly as a result of differentially-induced transport mechanisms. An assay of cell-free extracts of 2-aminoethyiphos-phonate (2AEP) grown cells showed no detectable 2AEP:pyruvate aminotransferase or phosphonoacetaldehyde hydrolase activity. (C) 2000 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:3686
Deposited By: Dr Nigel Ternan
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009 11:53
Last Modified:16 May 2012 14:17

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