The Detection of Marked Populations of Recombinant Pseudomonads Released into Lake Water
Some of the more esoteric catabolic activities exhibited by bacteria in their battle to degrade recalcitrant compounds, many of which are man-made pollutants, have been observed and studied extensively in species of Pseudomonas. Much research has been concentrated on elucidating the mechanisms of the catabolic pathways involved, with the result that many of the genes, often plasmid-borne, have been cloned and their regulatory systems resolved. The advance of recombinant DNA technology has allowed the manipulation of such catabolic activities to improve efficiency or range. This has encouraged the suggestion that genetically-modified microorganisms may be employed in the environment to degrade pollutants in situ. The success of such operations depends largely on the ability of laboratory-manipulated strains to survive and function following release into an unwelcoming environment.
KeywordsLake Water Pseudomonas Putida Filter Water Sample Marked Population Marker Cassette
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