Facultative methylotrophs from the human oral cavity and methylotrophy in strains of Gordonia, Leifsonia, and Microbacterium
Hung, Wei-Lian, Wade, William G., Boden, Rich, Kelly, Donovan P. and Wood, Ann P.. (2011) Facultative methylotrophs from the human oral cavity and methylotrophy in strains of Gordonia, Leifsonia, and Microbacterium. Archives of Microbiology, Vol.193 (No.6). pp. 407-417. ISSN 0302-8933Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00203-011-0689-6
We show that bacteria with methylotrophic potential are ubiquitous in the human mouth microbiota. Numerous strains of Actinobacteria (Brevibacterium, Gordonia, Leifsonia, Microbacterium, Micrococcus, Rhodococcus) and Proteobacteria (Achromobacter, Klebsiella, Methylobacterium, Pseudomonas, Ralstonia) were isolated, and one strain of each of the eleven genera was studied in detail. These strains expressed enzymes associated with methylotrophic metabolism (methanol, methylamine, and formate dehydrogenases), and the assimilation of one-carbon compounds by the serine pathway (hydroxypyruvate reductase). Methylotrophic growth of the strains was enhanced by the addition of glass beads to cultures, suggesting that they may naturally occur in biofilms in the mouth. This is the first report of Gordonia, Leifsonia, and Rhodococcus being present in the mouth and of the unequivocal demonstration for the first time of the methylotrophic potential of strains of Gordonia, Leifsonia, and Microbacterium.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Archives of Microbiology|
|Page Range:||pp. 407-417|
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