Cloning of a dibutyl phthalate hydrolase gene from Acinetobacter sp. strain M673 and functional analysis of its expression product in Escherichia coli
Authors: Wu, J; Liao, X; Yu, F; Wei, Z; Yang, L
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.
HERO ID: 1332542
A dibutyl phthalate (DBP) transforming bacterium, strain M673, was isolated and identified as Acinetobacter . . .
A dibutyl phthalate (DBP) transforming bacterium, strain M673, was isolated and identified as Acinetobacter sp. This strain could not grow on dialkyl phthalates, including dimethyl, diethyl, dipropyl, dibutyl, dipentyl, dihexyl, di(2-ethylhexyl), di-n-octyl, and dinonyl phthalate, but suspensions of cells could transform these compounds to phthalate via corresponding monoalkyl phthalates. During growth in Luria-Bertani medium, M673 produced the high amounts of non-DBP-induced intracellular hydrolase in the stationary phase. One DBP hydrolase gene containing an open reading frame of 1,095 bp was screened from a genomic library, and its expression product hydrolyzed various dialkyl phthalates to the corresponding monoalkyl phthalates.