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Strain PM2, a novel methylotrophic fluorescent Pseudomonas sp

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joao Passos


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A novel bacterial strain, PM2, capable of growing on methanol, was isolated in alkaline conditions from a soil inoculum. This bacterium was characterized at the physiological, biochemical and molecular level. Based on biochemical and molecular data strain PM2 was classified as a novel member of the group of fluorescent pseudomonads. Evidence for the presence of a pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)-linked alcohol dehydrogenase in this organism is presented. Strain PM2 is, to our knowledge, the first example of a methylotrophic Pseudomonas to be characterized in detail. This novel type of metabolism in Pseudomonas broadens even further the metabolic versatility for which this genus is renowned.

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Author(s): Passos JF; Pacheco CC; Moradas-Ferreira P; De Marco P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: FEMS Microbiology Letters

Year: 2003

Volume: 227

Issue: 2

Pages: 279-285

ISSN (print): 0378-1097

ISSN (electronic): 1574-6968

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1097(03)00692-X


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