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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Jul;74(14):4550-2. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00391-08. Epub 2008 May 16.

The explosive-degrading cytochrome P450 system is highly conserved among strains of Rhodococcus spp.

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Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1TJ, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) is a widely used explosive and a serious environmental pollutant. Nineteen strains of Rhodococcus spp. capable of utilizing RDX as the sole nitrogen source have been isolated. The cytochrome P450 system XplA-XplB, which is responsible for RDX breakdown, is present in 18 of these strains.

PMID:
18487400
PMCID:
PMC2493155
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.00391-08
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