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Main Title Gene Structure in Methanogenic Bacteria.
Author Reeve, J. N. ;
CORP Author Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Microbiology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-810340, DE-AC02-81ER10945; EPA/600/J-87/495;
Stock Number PB90-106279
Additional Subjects Deoxyribonucleic acids ; Biomass ; Escherichia coli ; Bacillus subtilis ; Bacterial genes ; Archaebacteria ; Genetic translation ; Molecular cloning ; Base sequence ; Nucleic acid hybridization
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-106279 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Abstract Methane-producing microorganisms (methanogens) catalyze the terminal reactions in the anaerobic digestion of biomass. This is a well-established biotechnological process used for both waste treatment and the production of the renewal energy source methane. Although methanogens are procaryotes they are not closely related to well-known eubacterial species, commonly termed bacteria, but are members of the third biological kingdom, the Archaebacteria. The paper presents a brief review of the information currently available documenting the structure of genes in methanogens. A comparison of gene structure in eubacteria, eucaryotes and methanogens is given. Evidence is presented indicating that polypeptide-encoding genes in methanogens are organized into operons and that translation is coordinated, as in eubacteria, by messenger ribonucleic acid:16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid hybridization. Methanogen-derived genes are expressed when cloned in Escherichia coli, which should allow routine genetic engineering procedures to be used to dissect and manipulate the bioprocess of methanogenesis.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Poultry Science 66, p927-933 1987. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab., and Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Category Codes 57F; 57K; 68G
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 932619221
Origin NTIS
Type CAT