Affiliation: Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co
- Alcanivorax which prevails in oil-contaminated seawater exhibits broad substrate specificity for alkane degradationAkihiro Hara
Marine Biotechnology Institute, Kamaishi Laboratories, 3 75 1 Heita, Kamaishi, Iwate 026 0001, Japan
Environ Microbiol 5:746-53. 2003..It is known that some marine zooplanktons produce pristane and Alcanivorax may play a major role in the biodegradation of pristane in seawater...
- Cloning and functional analysis of alkB genes in Alcanivorax borkumensis SK2Akihiro Hara
Marine Biotechnology Institute, 3 75 1 Heita, Kamaishi, Iwate 026 0001, Japan Institute of Biotechnology, ETH Honggerberg, HPT D71, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Environ Microbiol 6:191-7. 2004..A double mutant defective in both alkB1 and alkB2 was still able to grow on medium-chain n-alkanes, indicating that genes other than alkB1 and alkB2 are also involved in n-alkane hydroxylation by A. borkumensis SK2...
- Microbial communities in oil-contaminated seawaterShigeaki Harayama
Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, 2 5 8 Kazusakamatari, Kisarazu, Chiba 292 0818, Japan
Curr Opin Biotechnol 15:205-14. 2004..Alcanivorax is responsible for alkane biodegradation, whereas Cycloclasticus degrades various aromatic hydrocarbons. This information will be useful to develop in situ bioremediation strategies for the clean-up of marine oil spills...