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Main Title Phenoxyacetic Acid Degradation by the 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (TFD) Pathway of Plasmid pJP4: Mapping and Characterization of the TFD Regulatory Gene, tfdR.
Author Harker, A. L. ; Olsen, R. H. ; Seidler, R. J. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. ;Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Medical School.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/129;
Stock Number PB90-111170
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Deoxyribonucleic acids ; Alcaligenes ; Pseudomonas ; Mutation ; Reprints ; 2-4 Dichlorophenoxy acetic acid ; Plasmids ; Regulator genes ; Restriction mapping ; Phenoxyacetic acid ; Agargel electrophoresis ; Alcaligenes eutrophics
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NTIS  PB90-111170 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Plasmid pJP4 enables Alcaligenes eutrophus JMP134 to degrade 3-chlorobenzoate and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (TFD). Plasmid pR0101 is a derivative of pJP4 obtained by insertion of Tn1721 into a nonessential region of pJP4. Plasmid pR0101 was transferred by conjugation to several Pseudomonas strains and to A. eutrophus AEO106, a cured isolate of JMP134. AEO106(pR0101) and some Pseudomonas transconjugants grew on TFD. Transconjugants with a chromosomally encoded phenol hydroxylase also degraded phenoxyacetic acid (PAA) in the presence of an inducer of the TFD pathway, namely, TFD or 3-chlorobenzoate. A mutant of one such phenol-degrading strain, Pseudomonas putida PP0300(pR0101), grew on PAA as the sole carbon source in the absence of inducer. This isolate carried a mutant plasmid, designated pR-103, derived from pR0101 through the deletion of a 3.9-kilobase DNA fragment. Plasmid pR0103 constitutively expressed the TFD pathway, and this allowed the metabolism of PAA in the absence of the inducer, TFD. Complementation of pR0103 in trans by a DNA fragment corresponding to the fragment deleted in pR0101 indicates that a negative control-regulatory gene (tfdR) is located on the BamHI E fragment of pR0101. (Copyright (c) 1989, American Society for Microbiology.)