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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2000 Apr;66(4):1737-40.

Involvement of two plasmids in fenitrothion degradation by Burkholderia sp. strain NF100.

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  • 1Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka 422-8529, Japan. ahmhaya@agr.shizuoka.ac.jp

Abstract

A bacterium capable of utilizing fenitrothion (O,O-dimethyl O-4-nitro-m-tolyl phosphorothioate) as a sole carbon source was isolated from fenitrothion-treated soil. This bacterium was characterized taxonomically as being a member of the genus Burkholderia and was designated strain NF100. NF100 first hydrolyzed an organophosphate bond of fenitrothion, forming 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol, which was further metabolized to methylhydroquinone. The ability to degrade fenitrothion was found to be encoded on two plasmids, pNF1 and pNF2.

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