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Title: CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL SPECIES OF Pseudomonas CAPABLE OF AEROBIC DEGRADATION OF 2-METHOXYETHANOL
Authors: Ekhaise, F. O.
Aluyi, H. S. A.
Keywords: Pseudomonas species Aerobic degradation
16S rRNA sequence and xenobiotic.
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Benin Science Digest
Series/Report no.: 1;17-24
Abstract: A novel bacterial strain that can utilize 2-methoxyethanol as the sole source of carbon and energy was isolated by selective enrichment with 2 - methoxyethanol from anaerobic sewage plant. Morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular characterization of the isolate showed that the strain, designated VB is of the genus Pseudomonas. 16S rRNA sequence analysis shows that it is related to Pseudomonas putida at 99.9% and Pseudomonas plecoglossicida at 99.8% similarity level. It is related to members of the genus Pseudomonas belonging to the rRNA group 1 within the gamma (γ) - Proteobacteria. The G+C content 64.5 (±0.8) mol% is within the range characteristic of the genus Pseudomonas. Furthermore the strain could utilize a number of glycols, carbohydrates, organic acids and alcohols, but failed to grow on methanol.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1384
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