Isolation and characterization of a new Mycobacterium austroafricanum strain, IFP 2015, growing on MTBE

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-005-0074-y
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TypeArticle
Journal titleApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume70
Issue3
Pages358365; # of pages: 8
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AbstractA new Mycobacterium austroafricanum strain, IFP 2015, growing on methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as a sole carbon source was isolated from an MTBE-degrading microcosm inoculated with drain water of an MTBE-supplemented gasoline storage tank. M. austroafricanum IFP 2015 was able to grow on tert-butyl formate, tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) and ?-hydroxyisobutyrate. 2-Methyl-1,2-propanediol was identified as the TBA oxidation product in M. austroafricanum IFP 2015 and in the previously isolated M. austroafricanum IFP 2012. M. austroafricanum IFP 2015 also degraded ethyl tert-butyl ether more rapidly than M. austroafricanum IFP 2012. Specific primers designed to monitor the presence of M. austroafricanum strains could be used as molecular tools to detect similar strains in MTBE-contaminated environment.
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AffiliationNRC Biotechnology Research Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47253
NPARC number19291882
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