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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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|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
|Deposited By:||Dr Nigel Ternan|
|Deposited On:||17 Dec 2009 11:53|
|Last Modified:||16 May 2012 15:17|
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