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Title: Bacterial degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons; a comparative genomics study of the genes involved in the catabolic pathways of naphthalene
Author: Varsaki, Athanasia
Tutor: Pizarro Tobías, Paloma
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Keywords: catabolic genes
bioremediation
biodegradation
Issue Date: 2-Jan-2018
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: Here we propose a comparative genetics study of the genes involved in the catabolic pathway of naphthalene, using the naphthalene 1,2-dioxygenase system ferredoxin-NAD(P)+ reductase enzyme (NahAa, Acc. Number: AAS79488.1) from Pseudomonas putida as a phylogenetic marker. By that way we intent to identify the homologous proteins present in the NCBI databases and through the proteins make conclusions about possible groups of the catabolic pathways of naphthalene and their operon structure. Results of this study indicate that bacteria mainly degrade naphthalene through either the ¿classic¿ nah pathway described for Pseudomonas genus or the alternative gentisate-salicylate pathway.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/73305
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