Homology between genes for aromatic hydrocarbon degradation in surface and deep-subsurface Sphingomonas strains

Eungbin Kim, Paul J. Aversano, Margaret F. Romine, Richard P. Schneider, Gerben J. Zylstra

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The cloned genes for aromatic hydrocarbon degradation from Sphingomonas yanoikuyae B1 were utilized in Southern hybridization experiments with Sphingomonas strains from the surface and deep-subsurface environments. One hybridization pattern was obtained with BamHI-digested genomic DNAs for two surface strains, while a differing pattern was seen for five deep-subsurface strains. The cross-hybridizing genes were located in the chromosomes of the surface strains and on plasmids in the deep-subsurface strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1467-1470
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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