alexa Possible involvement of plasmids in degradation of malathion and chlorpyriphos by Micrococcus sp.
Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Author(s): Guha A, Kumari B, Bora TC, Roy MK

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Abstract Two plasmid-harboring strains of Micrococcus sp. (M-36 and AG-43) degrade malathion and chlorpyriphos. Derivatives of the strains (SDS-36 and AO-43) treated with acridine orange and sodium dodecyl sulfate could not utilize malathion and chlorpyriphos for growth as the sole carbon source. Agarose gel electrophoresis of cell extracts of M-36 and AG-43 revealed the presence of a plasmid which was absent in SDS-36 and AO-43--suggesting probable involvement of plasmids in the degradation of malathion and chlorpyriphos by M-36 and AG-43. Nalidixic acid resistance in M-36 was also lost upon elimination of plasmids.
This article was published in Folia Microbiol (Praha) and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

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