- Deep-sea oil plume enriches indigenous oil-degrading bacteria
Terry C Hazen
MS 70A 3317, One Cyclotron Road, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Science 330:204-8. 2010
..Based on these results, the potential exists for intrinsic bioremediation of the oil plume in the deep-water column without substantial oxygen drawdown...
- Hydrocarbons (jet fuel JP-8) induce epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of obesity, reproductive disease and sperm epimutations
Center for Reproductive Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 4236, United States
Reprod Toxicol 36:104-16. 2013
..Observations demonstrate hydrocarbons can promote epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease and sperm epimutations, potential biomarkers ..
- Photosynthesis driven conversion of carbon dioxide to fatty alcohols and hydrocarbons in cyanobacteria
Key Laboratory of Biofuels, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Metab Eng 13:169-76. 2011
- Tracking hydrocarbon plume transport and biodegradation at Deepwater Horizon
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
Science 330:201-4. 2010
..per day, which is more than double the total source rate of all natural seeps of the monoaromatic petroleum hydrocarbons in the northern Gulf of Mexico...
- A persistent oxygen anomaly reveals the fate of spilled methane in the deep Gulf of Mexico
John D Kessler
Department of Oceanography, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3146, USA
Science 331:312-5. 2011
- Hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and the bacterial community response in gulf of Mexico beach sands impacted by the deepwater horizon oil spill
Joel E Kostka
Georgia Institute of Technology, Schools of Biology and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Room 225, Cherry Emerson Bldg, 310 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA 30332 0230, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 77:7962-74. 2011
- Propane respiration jump-starts microbial response to a deep oil spill
David L Valentine
Department of Earth Science and Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
Science 330:208-11. 2010
..Propane and ethane trapped in the deep water may therefore promote rapid hydrocarbon respiration by low-diversity bacterial blooms, priming bacterial populations for degradation of other hydrocarbons in the aging plume.
- Drosophila cuticular hydrocarbons revisited: mating status alters cuticular profiles
Centre des Sciences du Gout et de l Alimentation, UMR 6265 CNRS, UMR 1324 INRA, Universite de Bourgogne, Agrosup, Dijon, France
PLoS ONE 5:e9607. 2010
..In Drosophila melanogaster flies, several pheromones perceived either by contact/at a short distance (cuticular hydrocarbons, CHs), or at a longer distance (cis-vaccenyl acetate, cVA), affect courtship and mating behaviours...
- CYP63A2, a catalytically versatile fungal P450 monooxygenase capable of oxidizing higher-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, alkylphenols, and alkanes
Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 79:2692-702. 2013
Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s) are known to oxidize hydrocarbons, albeit with limited substrate specificity across classes of these compounds...
- Aging modulates cuticular hydrocarbons and sexual attractiveness in Drosophila melanogaster
Tsung Han Kuo
Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Exp Biol 215:814-21. 2012
..Evidence suggests that key pheromones in Drosophila are produced as cuticular hydrocarbons (CHC), whose functions in attracting mates and influencing behavior have been widely studied...
- A review of ant cuticular hydrocarbons
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
J Chem Ecol 35:1151-61. 2009
..Unlike the ubiquitous n-alkanes and monomethylalkanes, there is a huge diversity of species-specific dimethylalkanes that makes them likely candidates for species and nest-mate discrimination signals...
- Genetics of incipient speciation in Drosophila mojavensis: II. Host plants and mating status influence cuticular hydrocarbon QTL expression and G x E interactions
William J Etges
Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arizona 72701, USA
Evolution 63:1712-30. 2009
..is therefore a multigenic trait with some epistasis, multiple QTLs exhibited pleiotropy, correlated groups of hydrocarbons and cactus substrates determined courtship success, and males altered their hydrocarbon profiles in response to ..
- Marine microorganisms make a meal of oil
Ian M Head
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
Nat Rev Microbiol 4:173-82. 2006
..swamped with oil is testament to the efficiency and versatility of the networks of microorganisms that degrade hydrocarbons, some of which have recently begun to reveal the secrets of when and how they exploit hydrocarbons as a source ..
- Influence of adhesion on aerobic biodegradation and bioremediation of liquid hydrocarbons
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 92:653-75. 2011
Biodegradation of poorly water-soluble liquid hydrocarbons is often limited by low availability of the substrate to microbes...
- Cuticular hydrocarbons of Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): intraspecific variation and chemotaxonomy
Gustavo M Calderón-Fernández
Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas de La Plata Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
J Med Entomol 48:262-71. 2011
..The analysis revalidates the earlier division of T dimidiata into three subspecies, T. d. maculipennis, T. d. dimidiata, and T. d. capitata; and an additional subspecies and a distinct species are proposed...
- Methanogenesis, sulfate reduction and crude oil biodegradation in hot Alaskan oilfields
Lisa M Gieg
Institute for Energy and Environment, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
Environ Microbiol 12:3074-86. 2010
..methane production in the presence of crude oil that correlated with ≥ 50% depletion of several component hydrocarbons. Molecular-based microbial community analysis of the methanogenic oil-utilizing consortium revealed five ..
- Microarray and real-time PCR analyses of the responses of high-arctic soil bacteria to hydrocarbon pollution and bioremediation treatments
Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council of Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:6258-67. 2009
..e., ex situ versus in situ), weathering of the hydrocarbons, indigenous microbial communities, and environmental factors such as soil humidity and temperature...
- Field metabolomics and laboratory assessments of anaerobic intrinsic bioremediation of hydrocarbons at a petroleum-contaminated site
Victoria A Parisi
Department of Botany and Microbiology and Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019, USA
Microb Biotechnol 2:202-12. 2009
Field metabolomics and laboratory assays were used to assess the in situ anaerobic attenuation of hydrocarbons in a contaminated aquifer underlying a former refinery...
- Identification and composition of cuticular hydrocarbons of the major Afrotropical malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.s. (Diptera: Culicidae): analysis of sexual dimorphism and age-related changes
Sezione di Parassitologia, Dipartimento di Scienze di Sanità Pubblica, Universita La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
J Mass Spectrom 40:1595-604. 2005
Forty-eight cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) were characterized by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry from the epicuticular surface of the major Afrotropical malaria vector Anopheles gambiae...
- Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in seawater at low temperatures (0-5 degrees C) and bacterial communities associated with degradation
Odd G Brakstad
SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Division of Marine Environmental Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Biodegradation 17:71-82. 2006
In this study biodegradation of hydrocarbons in thin oil films was investigated in seawater at low temperatures, 0 and 5 degrees C...
- Genotype-by-environment interactions for cuticular hydrocarbon expression in Drosophila simulans
F C Ingleby
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Tremough, Penryn, UK
J Evol Biol 26:94-107. 2013
..diet and temperature) in a fully factorial design and tested for G × Es in the expression of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs), a multivariate sexual trait in this species...
- Insulin signaling mediates sexual attractiveness in Drosophila
Tsung Han Kuo
Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
PLoS Genet 8:e1002684. 2012
..in Drosophila through transcriptional regulation of genes involved in the production of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHC), many of which function as pheromones...
- Ecological, behavioral, and biochemical aspects of insect hydrocarbons
Ralph W Howard
USDA ARS, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 50:371-93. 2005
..In addition, a section is devoted to future research needs in this rapidly growing area of science...
- Genome sequence of the ubiquitous hydrocarbon-degrading marine bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis
Lehrstuhl fur Genetik, Fakultat fur Biologie, Universitat Bielefeld, D 33594 Bielefeld, Germany
Nat Biotechnol 24:997-1004. 2006
Alcanivorax borkumensis is a cosmopolitan marine bacterium that uses oil hydrocarbons as its exclusive source of carbon and energy. Although barely detectable in unpolluted environments, A...
- Colony organization in the green alga Botryococcus braunii (Race B) is specified by a complex extracellular matrix
Taylor L Weiss
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Eukaryot Cell 11:1424-40. 2012
..alga whose cells associate via a complex extracellular matrix (ECM) and produce prodigious amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be readily converted into conventional combustion engine fuels...
- Ant nestmate and non-nestmate discrimination by a chemosensory sensillum
Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Textile Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Matsugasaki, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8585, Japan
Science 309:311-4. 2005
..This sensillum is multiporous and responds only to non-nestmate CHC blends. This suggests a role for a peripheral recognition mechanism in detecting colony-specific chemical signals...
- Antagonistic responses to natural and sexual selection and the sex-specific evolution of cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila simulans
Manmohan D Sharma
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn TR10 9EZ, United Kingdom
Evolution 66:665-77. 2012
..Here, we assessed the effects of sexual and natural selection on the evolution of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs), a character subject to both modes of selection, in Drosophila simulans...
- Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons at low temperature in the presence of the dispersant Corexit 9500
Jon E Lindstrom
Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 99775, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 44:739-47. 2002
..the effects of Corexit 9500 and sediment on microbial mineralization of specific aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons found in crude oil...
- Biological and health effects of exposure to kerosene-based jet fuels and performance additives
Geo Centers, Inc, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 6:357-451. 2003
..n-hexane, toluene, xylenes, trimethylpentane, methoxyethanol, naphthalenes (including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons [PAHs], and certain other C(9)-C(12) fractions (i.e., n-propylbenzene, trimethylbenzene isomers)...
- Biosurfactant-enhanced removal of total petroleum hydrocarbons from contaminated soil
Chin Chi Lai
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
J Hazard Mater 167:609-14. 2009
..9000 mg TPH/kg dry soil. The TPH removal efficiency also increased with an increase in biosurfactant concentration (from 0 to 0.2 mass%) but it did not vary significantly for the contact time of 1 and 7 days...
- Biosurfactants and oil bioremediation
Eliora Z Ron
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel 69978
Curr Opin Biotechnol 13:249-52. 2002
..These surface-active materials increase the surface area of hydrophobic water-insoluble substrates and increase their bioavailability, thereby enhancing the growth of bacteria and the rate of bioremediation...
- Premating isolation is determined by larval rearing substrates in cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis. VIII. Mating success mediated by epicuticular hydrocarbons within and between isolated populations
W J Etges
Department of Biological Sciences, Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
J Evol Biol 21:1641-52. 2008
..of geographically isolated populations of cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis, and was mediated by epicuticular hydrocarbons (EHCs), contact pheromones in this system...
- Raman spectroscopy analysis of botryococcene hydrocarbons from the green microalga Botryococcus braunii
Taylor L Weiss
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 2128, USA
J Biol Chem 285:32458-66. 2010
Botryococcus braunii, B race is a unique green microalga that produces large amounts of liquid hydrocarbons known as botryococcenes that can be used as a fuel for internal combustion engines...
- Botryococcus braunii: a rich source for hydrocarbons and related ether lipids
Laboratoire de Chimie Bioorganique et Organique Physique, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Cedex 05 Paris, France
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 66:486-96. 2005
..braunii, a cosmopolitan green colonial microalga characterised by a considerable production of lipids, notably hydrocarbons. Strains like wild populations of this alga differ in the type of hydrocarbons they synthesise and accumulate: (..
- A mosaic of chemical coevolution in a large blue butterfly
David R Nash
Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Science 319:88-90. 2008
..Alternative hosts may therefore provide an evolutionary refuge for a parasite during periods of counteradaptation by their preferred hosts...
- Social insects: Cuticular hydrocarbons inform task decisions
Michael J Greene
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
Nature 423:32. 2003
- A mutation with major effects on Drosophila melanogaster sex pheromones
Unité de Recherche 5548 Associée au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Faculte des Sciences, Universite de Bourgogne, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
Genetics 171:1617-28. 2005
..In Drosophila melanogaster, the predominant hydrocarbons on the cuticle of mature female and male flies are radically different and tend to stimulate or inhibit male ..
- The contribution of surface waxes to pre-penetration growth of an entomopathogenic fungus on host cuticle
Samantha L Jarrold
Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK
Mycol Res 111:240-9. 2007
..Thus simple polar compounds, also present on the surface, may be required to stimulate germination before the fungus can make use of a complex mixture of non-polar lipids...
- A quantitative threshold for nest-mate recognition in a paper social wasp
Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Leo Pardi, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Biol Lett 5:459-61. 2009
..We discovered that different amounts of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHC) of a foreign female evoke quantitatively different behavioural reactions in the resident foundress...
- A new male sex pheromone and novel cuticular cues for chemical communication in Drosophila
Joanne Y Yew
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Curr Biol 19:1245-54. 2009
In many insect species, cuticular hydrocarbons serve as pheromones that can mediate complex social behaviors...
- Anaerobic oxidation of short-chain hydrocarbons by marine sulphate-reducing bacteria
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Celsiusstrasse 1, D 28359 Bremen, Germany
Nature 449:898-901. 2007
The short-chain hydrocarbons ethane, propane and butane are constituents of natural gas. They are usually assumed to be of thermochemical origin, but biological formation of ethane and propane has been also observed...
- Metabolism of alkylbenzenes, alkanes, and other hydrocarbons in anaerobic bacteria
A M Spormann
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, CA 94305 4020, USA
Biodegradation 11:85-105. 2000
Aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons are the main constituents of petroleum and its refined products...
- Cuticular hydrocarbons: their evolution and roles in Drosophila pheromonal communication
Jean François Ferveur
Unité de Recherche 5548 Associée au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Faculte des Sciences, Universite de Bourgogne, 6 Bd Gabriel, 21000, Dijon, France
Behav Genet 35:279-95. 2005
I review the recent literature on cuticular hydrocarbons (CHs) in Drosophila. First, the major structural features of CHs are examined in a variety of species with regard to phylogeny...
- Thalassolituus oleivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium that obligately utilizes hydrocarbons
Michail M Yakimov
Istituto per l Ambiente Marino Costiero, CNR Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche, Spianata San Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:141-8. 2004
..7% NaCl. Only a narrow spectrum of organic compounds, including aliphatic hydrocarbons (C7-C20), their oxidized derivatives and acetate, were used as growth substrates...
- Concealing identity and mimicking hosts: a dual chemical strategy for a single social parasite? (Polistes atrimandibularis, Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
M C Lorenzi
Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina 17, 10123 Torino, Italy
Parasitology 125:507-12. 2002
..Wasps of the host species discriminate between nestmates and non-nestmates by means of their epicuticular hydrocarbons. To overcome the host recognition systems, parasites have to modify their epicuticular recognition cues...
- Immunotoxicity evaluation of jet a jet fuel in female rats after 28-day dermal exposure
Cynthia M Mann
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc, Annandale, New Jersey 08801 0971, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:495-504. 2008
..It remains to be determined whether the observed difference between this study and some other studies reflects a difference in the immunological response of rats and mice or is the result of other factors...
- Cuticular hydrocarbon divergence in the jewel wasp Nasonia: evolutionary shifts in chemical communication channels?
Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine SGBM, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
J Evol Biol 26:2467-78. 2013
..giraulti CHC profiles, which are no longer used as conspecific recognition cues. Our study constitutes the first report of an apparent abandonment of a sexual recognition cue that the receiver did not adapt to. ..
- Learning and discrimination of cuticular hydrocarbons in a social insect
Ellen van Wilgenburg
Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Biol Lett 8:17-20. 2012
..In addition, we reveal that Argentine ants can discriminate between hydrocarbons with different branching patterns and the same chain length, but not always between hydrocarbons with the same ..
- Characterization of inhalation exposure to jet fuel among U.S. Air Force personnel
Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 56:736-45. 2012
- Incipient speciation in Drosophila melanogaster involves chemical signals
Centre des Sciences du Gout et de l Alimentation, UMR6265 CNRS, UMR1324 INRA, Universite de Bourgogne, AgroSup Dijon, 6, Bd Gabriel, 21000 Dijon, France
Sci Rep 2:224. 2012
..Our results show that flies' cuticular hydrocarbons (CHs) were involved in this sexual isolation, but that visual and acoustic signals were not...
- Variations on a theme: diversification of cuticular hydrocarbons in a clade of cactophilic Drosophila
Cássia C de Oliveira
Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, SCEN 632, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
BMC Evol Biol 11:179. 2011
We characterized variation and chemical composition of epicuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) in the seven species of the Drosophila buzzatii cluster with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry...
- Premating isolation is determined by larval rearing substrates in cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis. IX. Host plant and population specific epicuticular hydrocarbon expression influences mate choice and sexual selection
J A Havens
Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
J Evol Biol 26:562-76. 2013
Sexual signals in cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis include cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs), contact pheromones that mediate female discrimination of males during courtship...
- Evolution of cuticular hydrocarbons of Hawaiian Drosophilidae
Faculté des Sciences d Orsay, CNPS, UMR UPS CNRS, Universite Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Behav Genet 40:694-705. 2010
..In this study qualitative and quantitative chemical compositions of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) in 138 flies belonging to 27 Hawaiian Drosophila species, picture-winged and non picture-winged, were ..
- Recent advances in petroleum microbiology
Jonathan D Van Hamme
Department of Biological Sciences, The University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5N3
Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 67:503-49. 2003
..have extended our understanding of the metabolic processes related to microbial transformation of petroleum hydrocarbons. The physiological responses of microorganisms to the presence of hydrocarbons, including cell surface ..
- JP-8 induces immune suppression via a reactive oxygen species NF-kappabeta-dependent mechanism
The Department of Immunology and the Center for Cancer Immunology Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Toxicol Sci 108:100-9. 2009
..These data indicate that ROS and NF-kappabeta are activated by JP-8, and these pathways are involved in COX-2 expression and the induction of immune suppression by jet fuel...
- Sexual dimorphism in cuticular hydrocarbons of the Australian field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae)
Melissa L Thomas
Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Australia
J Insect Physiol 54:1081-9. 2008
..Here, we analyse patterns of sexual dimorphism in the cuticular hydrocarbons of the Australian field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus using gas chromatography...
- Are you my mother? Kin recognition in the ant Formica fusca
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
J Evol Biol 23:397-406. 2010
..This indicates that recognition entails environmental and genetic components, which allow both discrimination of kin in the absence of prior contact and learning of recognition cues based on group membership...
- Anaerobic hydrocarbon biodegradation in deep subsurface oil reservoirs
Carolyn M Aitken
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
Nature 431:291-4. 2004
..Aerobic degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons at the surface is well documented and it has long been thought that the flow of oxygen- and nutrient-bearing ..
- Dual biomarkers of anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation in historically contaminated groundwater
Amita R Oka
Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, United States
Environ Sci Technol 45:3407-14. 2011
..The distribution of two independent biomarkers indicates that the site is enriched for anaerobic hydrocarbon biodegradation and provides strong evidence in support of natural attenuation...
- Proteomic analysis reveals the participation of energy- and stress-related proteins in the response of Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E to toluene
EEZ CSIC, C Prof Albareda, 1, E 18008 Granada, Spain
J Bacteriol 187:5937-45. 2005
Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E is tolerant to toluene and other toxic hydrocarbons through extrusion of the toxic compounds from the cell by means of three efflux pumps, TtgABC, TtgDEF, and TtgGHI...
- Heritability of male attractiveness persists despite evidence for unreliable sexual signals in Drosophila simulans
F C Ingleby
Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall, Tremough, Penryn, UK
J Evol Biol 26:311-24. 2013
..Here, we test the reliability of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) as signals of heritable aspects of male attractiveness in Drosophila simulans...
- Microbial communities involved in methane production from hydrocarbons in oil sands tailings
Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Environ Sci Technol 46:9802-10. 2012
Microbial metabolism of residual hydrocarbons, primarily short-chain n-alkanes and certain monoaromatic hydrocarbons, in oil sands tailings ponds produces large volumes of CH(4) in situ...
- Mating alters the cuticular hydrocarbons of female Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto and aedes Aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
Addie R Polerstock
Division of Entomology, University of Idaho, Moscow 83844 2339, USA
J Med Entomol 39:545-52. 2002
The cuticular hydrocarbons of female Anopheles gambiae Giles sensu stricto and Aedes aegypti (L.) mosquitoes were analyzed before and after they mated. In An...
- Nestmate recognition in social wasps: manipulation of hydrocarbon profiles induces aggression in the European hornet
Freie Universitat Berlin, Institut fur Biologie, Angewandte Zoologie Okologie der Tiere, Germany
Naturwissenschaften 89:111-4. 2002
The influence of individual cuticular hydrocarbons on nestmate recognition in the European hornet, Vespa crabro L., was investigated...
- Cuticular hydrocarbon dynamics in young adult Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) and the role of linear hydrocarbons in nestmate recognition systems
M Cristina Lorenzi
Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina 17, 10123 Torino, Italy
J Insect Physiol 50:935-41. 2004
In social insects, cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) play an important role in nestmate discrimination processes, but young individuals are usually not discriminated...
- The biosynthesis of mycolic acids in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Enzymatic methyl(ene) transfer to acyl carrier protein bound meromycolic acid in vitro
Tuberculosis Research Section, Laboratory of Intracellular Parasites, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH, Hamilton, Montana 59840, USA
J Biol Chem 273:21282-90. 1998
..These results suggest that mycolate modification reactions occur parallel with the synthesis of the AcpM-bound meromycolate chain...
- Metabolic and bacterial diversity in soils historically contaminated by heavy metals and hydrocarbons
Department of Environmental Protection, Estacion Experimental del Zaidin, CSIC, C Profesor Albareda 1, 18008, Granada, Spain
J Environ Monit 10:1287-96. 2008
The aim of this study was to characterize soils contaminated by different levels of heavy metals and hydrocarbons (Madonna Dell'Acqua, Pisa, Italy)...
- Degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons (C6-C40) and crude oil by a novel Dietzia strain
Xing Biao Wang
Department of Energy and Resources Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China
Bioresour Technol 102:7755-61. 2011
..In addition, it preferentially degraded short-chain hydrocarbons (≤C25) in the early cultivation phase and accumulated hydrocarbons with chain-lengths from C23 to C27 during ..
- The production of myco-diesel hydrocarbons and their derivatives by the endophytic fungus Gliocladium roseum (NRRL 50072)
Gary A Strobel
Department of Plant Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
Microbiology 154:3319-28. 2008
An endophytic fungus, Gliocladium roseum (NRRL 50072), produced a series of volatile hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon derivatives on an oatmeal-based agar under microaerophilic conditions as analysed by solid-phase micro-extraction (SPME)-GC/..
- On the evolution of heightened condition dependence of male sexual displays
T P Gosden
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
J Evol Biol 24:685-92. 2011
..We set out to test how a suite of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) used in sexual displays are affected by adult diet and the potential for any condition-dependent ..
- Biodegradation and bioremediation of hydrocarbons in extreme environments
Institute of Microbiology NF, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 56:650-63. 2001
..The biodegradation (transformation or mineralization) of a wide range of hydrocarbons, including aliphatic, aromatic, halogenated and nitrated compounds, has been shown to occur in various extreme ..
- Oleispira antarctica gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel hydrocarbonoclastic marine bacterium isolated from Antarctic coastal sea water
Michail M Yakimov
Istituto Sperimentale Talassografico, CNR, Spianata San Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:779-85. 2003
..Both isolates exhibited a restricted substrate profile, with a preference for aliphatic hydrocarbons, that is typical of marine hydrocarbonoclastic micro-organisms such as Alcanivorax, Marinobacter and Oleiphilus...
- Source apportionment of urban particulate aliphatic and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) using multivariate methods
I G Kavouras
Environmental Science and Engineering Program, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Environ Sci Technol 35:2288-94. 2001
..Both polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and aliphatic hydrocarbons were determined using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)...
- Microbial community response to a simulated hydrocarbon spill in mangrove sediments
Rodrigo Gouvêa Taketani
Instituto de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
J Microbiol 48:7-15. 2010
..These results hint at a role of environmental history that is not obvious from community diversity indicators, but is apparent from the response to the applied stress...
- Effect of the Prestige oil spill on salt marsh soils on the coast of Galicia (northwestern Spain)
M L Andrade
Department of Vegetable Biology and Soil Science, Ap 874, 36200 Vigo, Spain
J Environ Qual 33:2103-10. 2004
..01). The low values in the polluted soils explain why the soluble fractions of their total heavy metal contents were very small (generally less than 3%, and in many cases undetectable)...
- Burial, exportation and degradation of acyclic petroleum hydrocarbons following a simulated oil spill in bioturbated Mediterranean coastal sediments
Laboratoire d Océanographie et de Biogéochimie, UMR CNRS 6535, Faculte des Sciences de Luminy, France
Chemosphere 48:947-54. 2002
..After incubation, luminophores and hydrocarbons presented roughly similar depth distributions in the sediment, showing a continuous burial of material until 55 ..
- Oleiphilaceae fam. nov., to include Oleiphilus messinensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium that obligately utilizes hydrocarbons
Peter N Golyshin
Division of Microbiology, GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Braunschweig
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:901-11. 2002
..aerobic, motile, rod-shaped bacterium used a narrow spectrum of organic compounds, including aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkanoates and alkanoles, as carbon and energy sources...
- Unregulated emissions from a heavy-duty diesel engine with various fuels and emission control systems
Bureau of Mobile Sources and Technology Development, Division of Air Resources, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233, USA
Environ Sci Technol 41:5037-43. 2007
..xylene (BTEX), and 1,3-butadiene, elemental carbon and organic carbon (EC/OC), carbonyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and nitro-PAHs (n-PAHs) are presented in this paper...
- Biodegradation of crude oil and pure hydrocarbons by extreme halophilic archaea from hypersaline coasts of the Arabian Gulf
D M Al-Mailem
Microbiology Program, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kuwait University, PO Box 5969, 13060, Safat, Kuwait
Extremophiles 14:321-8. 2010
..The strains could grow on a wide scope of aliphatic and aromatic (both mono-and polynuclear) hydrocarbons, as sole sources of carbon and energy...
- Biological origins of normal-chain hydrocarbons: a pathway model based on cuticular wax analyses of maize silks
M Ann D N Perera
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50011, USA
Plant J 64:618-32. 2010
Long-chain normal hydrocarbons (e.g. alkanes, alkenes and dienes) are rare biological molecules and their biosynthetic origins are obscure...
- Ontogeny of Drosophila melanogaster female sex-appeal and cuticular hydrocarbons
University of Paris South 11, Center of Neurosciences of Paris South, Orsay, France
Integr Zool 5:272-82. 2010
..courtship and consists of the male-specific cis-Vaccenyl acetate and sex-specific contact pheromones, cuticular hydrocarbons (CHC), which build up during ontogeny (first 4 days)...
- Dermal exposure to jet fuel JP-8 significantly contributes to the production of urinary naphthols in fuel-cell maintenance workers
Yi Chun E Chao
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7400, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:182-5. 2006
..Future work on dermal xenobiotic metabolism and toxicokinetic studies are warranted in order to gain additional knowledge on naphthalene metabolism in the skin and the contribution to systemic exposure...
- The consequences of regulation of desat1 expression for pheromone emission and detection in Drosophila melanogaster
Centre des Sciences du Gout et de l Alimentation, UMR6265 Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, UMR1324 Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, Universite de Bourgogne, AgroSup Dijon, F 21000 Dijon, France
Genetics 185:1297-309. 2010
..This suggests that the pleiotropic action of desat1 on pheromonal communication depends on the fine regulation of its transcriptional activity...
- Genetics of a difference in male cuticular hydrocarbons between two sibling species, Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia
J A Coyne
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Genetics 143:1689-98. 1996
..Observations of courtship by males who have been coated with foreign hydrocarbons suggest that a male's hydrocarbon profile may slightly affect the degree of sexual isolation in one of the ..
- Are traits that experience reinforcement also under sexual selection?
School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
Am Nat 170:409-20. 2007
..serrata. The sympatric and allopatric populations display genetically based differences in male cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs), while female CHCs changed with latitude across the contact...
- In vivo comparison of epithelial responses for S-8 versus JP-8 jet fuels below permissible exposure limit
Simon S Wong
Department of Pediatrics, Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85274, USA
Toxicology 254:106-11. 2008
..Collectively, our data suggest that both fuels may have partially different deposition patterns, which may possibly contribute to specific different adverse effects in lung ventilatory function...
- The mandible opening response: quantifying aggression elicited by chemical cues in ants
Fernando J Guerrieri
Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
J Exp Biol 211:1109-13. 2008
..We thus introduce here a new procedure suitable for studying the chemical basis of aggression in ants...
- Monitoring of DNA damage in individuals exposed to petroleum hydrocarbons in Ecuador
Laboratorio de Genética Molecular y Citogenética Humana, Departamento de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1140:121-8. 2008
..These methods were applied to determine the genotoxicity of hydrocarbons and their residue in human beings...
- Sexual isolation and cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila elegans
Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan
Heredity 87:392-9. 2001
..However, males did not respond to killed females at all, suggesting that cuticular hydrocarbons of females are not the only cue for the induction of male courtship behaviour...
- How a bacterial community originating from a contaminated coastal sediment responds to an oil input
Equipe Environnement et Microbiologie UMR CNRS IPREM 5254, Universite de Pau, BP1155, 64013 Pau Cedex, France
Microb Ecol 60:394-405. 2010
..We concluded that "Etang-de-Berre" bacterial communities inhabiting oiled sediments for decades adopted a specific structure depending on oil presence and were able to face hydrocarbon contamination quickly and efficiently...
- Identification of an ant queen pheromone regulating worker sterility
Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Proc Biol Sci 277:3793-800. 2010
..These results suggest that the pheromone has a central role in colony organization and support the hypothesis that worker sterility represents altruistic self-restraint in response to an honest quality signal...
- Contribution of oenocytes and pheromones to courtship behaviour in Drosophila
CNRS, UPR9034, LEGS and University Paris Sud, 91198 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
BMC Biochem 10:21. 2009
In Drosophila, cuticular sex pheromones are long-chain unsaturated hydrocarbons synthesized from fatty acid precursors in epidermal cells called oenocytes. The species D...
- Genetics of incipient speciation in Drosophila mojavensis. III. Life-history divergence in allopatry and reproductive isolation
William J Etges
Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arizona 72701, USA
Evolution 64:3549-69. 2010
..Thus, the regional shifts in life histories that evolved once D. mojavensis invaded mainland Mexico from Baja California by shifting host plants were genetically correlated with variation in cuticular hydrocarbon-based mate preferences...
- Surface hydrocarbons of queen eggs regulate worker reproduction in a social insect
Lehrstuhl Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Universitat Wurzburg, 97074 Wuerzburg, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:2945-50. 2004
..Queen- and worker-laid eggs differ in their surface hydrocarbons in a way similar to the way fertile queens differ from workers in the composition of their cuticular ..
- Adaptation to desiccation fails to generate pre- and postmating isolation in replicate Drosophila melanogaster laboratory populations
Department of Biology and Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada
Evolution 64:710-23. 2010
..Substantial divergence of cuticular hydrocarbons occurred between the desiccation and starvation populations, key traits that have been implicated in sexual ..
- Utilization of petroleum hydrocarbons by Pseudomonas fluorescens isolated from a petroleum-contaminated soil
Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai 600025, India
Environ Int 26:413-6. 2001
..The organism utilized both short and long chain n-alkanes. It emulsified a number of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.
- Identification of quantitative trait loci function through analysis of multiple cuticular hydrocarbons differing between Drosophila simulans and Drosophila sechellia females
J M Gleason
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
Heredity (Edinb) 103:416-24. 2009
..Drosophila cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) can function as pheromones and consequently affect mate recognition...
- Mortality of aircraft maintenance workers exposed to trichloroethylene and other hydrocarbons and chemicals: extended follow-up
Global Outcomes Research Department, Merck and Co, Inc, NJ 08889, USA
J Occup Environ Med 50:1306-19. 2008
..To extend follow-up of 14,455 workers from 1990 to 2000, and evaluate mortality risk from exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) and other chemicals...
- Bacterial biosurfactant in enhancing solubility and metabolism of petroleum hydrocarbons
N K Bordoloi
Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, ONGC Centre for Petroleum Biotechnology, Tezpur University, Tezpur 784028, India
J Hazard Mater 170:495-505. 2009
..In the investigation, bacterial isolates capable of utilizing poly-cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons like phenanthrene, pyrene and fluorene were used...
- Rapid decision-making with side-specific perceptual discrimination in ants
Department of Biology, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
PLoS ONE 5:e12377. 2010
..In mammals, there is mounting evidence that multiple systems of perceptual discrimination based on different neural circuits emphasize either fast responses or accurate treatment of stimuli depending on the context...
- Characteristics of bioemulsifier V2-7 synthesized in culture media added of hydrocarbons: chemical composition, emulsifying activity and rheological properties
Microbial Exopolysaccharide Research Group, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Granada, Spain
Bioresour Technol 98:3130-5. 2007
..EPS) synthesized by strain F2-7 of Halomonas eurihalina and it has the property of emulsifying a wide range of hydrocarbons i.e. n-tetradecane, n-hexadecane, n-octane, xylene mineral light and heavy oils, petrol and crude oil...