, Volume 154, Issue 2, pp 203-204

Two modes of loss of the tol function from Pseudomonas putida mt-2

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Some of a set of independently arising Tol- (non toluate-utilising) derivatives of Pseudomonas putida mt-2 have lost the unique plasmid present in the parent strain. In others this plasmid has suffered a deletion of a specific region of about 27 Md.

Communicated by B.A. Bridges