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Degradative Plasmids: TOL and Beyond

  • Paul Broda
  • Robert Downing
  • Philip Lehrbach
  • Ian McGregor
  • Pierre Meulien

Abstract

The bacteria of soil and water have been presented with major challenges by the chemicals disseminated by man. Although many of these compounds are detoxified, degraded or mineralised, others are more or less recalcitrant. The activities and changes in bacterial populations in these circumstances are of great concern to microbiologists interested in evolution and those seeking solutions to problems of pollution, utilisation of resources and recycling. The question relevant here is how plasmids contribute to these processes.

Keywords

Pseudomonas Putida PstI Fragment Excision Event Meta Cleavage Meta Pathway 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Broda
    • 1
  • Robert Downing
    • 1
  • Philip Lehrbach
    • 1
  • Ian McGregor
    • 1
  • Pierre Meulien
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiologyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburgh EH9 3JRUK

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