Biology of Rhodococcus

Biology of Rhodococcus

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Rhodococcus, a metabolically versatile actinobacteria which is frequently found in the environment, has gained increasing interest due to its potential biotechnological applications. This Microbiology Monographs volume provides a thorough review of the various aspects of the biochemistry, physiology and genetics of the Genus Rhodococcus. Following an overview of its taxonomy, chapters cover the structural aspects of rhodococcal cellular envelope, genomes and plasmids, metabolic and catabolic pathways, such as those of aromatic compounds, steroids and nitriles, and desulfurization pathways, as well as the adaption to organic solvents. Further reviews discuss applications of Rhodococcus in the bioremediation of contaminated environments, in triacylglycerol accumulation, and in phytopathogenic strategies, as well as the potential of biosurfactants. A final chapter describes the sole pathogenic Rhodococcus member, R. equi.The manual annotation is now completed (Letek et al. ... suitable complementation vectors and clean selection markers (Ashour and Hondalus 2003; Mangan and Meijer 2001; Mangan et al. ... The genome may also provide critical insight into the mechanisms used by R. equi to survive and multiply in manure and soil toanbsp;...

Title:Biology of Rhodococcus
Author:Héctor M. Alvarez
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-09-07


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