Analysis of genes involved in methyl halide degradation in Aminobacter lissarensis CC495

K.L. Warner, Michael Larkin, D.B. Harper, J.C. Murrell, I.R. McDonald

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Aminobacter lissarensis CC495 is an aerobic facultative methylotroph capable of growth on glucose, glycerol, pyruvate and methylamine as well as the methyl halides methyl chloride and methyl bromide. Previously, cells grown on methyl chloride have been shown to express two polypeptides with apparent molecular masses of 67 and 29 kDa. The 67 kDa protein was purified and identified as a halomethane:bisulfide/halide ion methyltransferase. This study describes a single gene cluster in A. lissarensis CC495 containing the methyl halide utilisation genes cmuB, cmuA, cmuC, orf 188, paaE and hutI The genes correspond to the same order and have a high similarity to a gene cluster found in Aminobacter ciceronei IMB-1 and Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum strain CM2 indicating that genes encoding methyl halide degradation are highly conserved in these strains. (c) 2005 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier, B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology


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