Bromoalkane-degrading Pseudomonas strains

E. Shochat, I. Hermoni, Z. Cohen, A. Abeliovich, S. Belkin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Scopus citations


Two Pseudomonas isolates, named ES-1 and ES-2, were shown to possess a wide degradative spectrum for haloalkanes in general and bromoalkanes in particular but did not degrade nonsubstituted alkanes. The utilization of water-insoluble haloalkanes, such as 1-bromooctane, appeared to consist of three phases: (i) extracellular emulsification by a constitutively excreted, broad-spectrum surface-active agent, (ii) dehalogenation by an inducible hydrolytic dehalogenase (possibly periplasmic), and (iii) intracellular degradation of the residual carbon skeleton. Several observations suggest the existence of more than one dehalogenase in strain ES-2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1409
Number of pages7
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


Dive into the research topics of 'Bromoalkane-degrading Pseudomonas strains'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this