Ralstonia sp. (ATCC® BAA-423)

Strain Designations: U2  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations U2
Catabolizes naphthalene
Soil exposed to oily sludge, approximately 1988, S.L. Fuenmayor
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Medium ATCC® Medium 18: Trypticase Soy Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 26.0°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor PA Williams
Special Collection NSF - Bacteriology
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--PA Williams<<--S.L. Fuenmayor
Soil exposed to oily sludge, approximately 1988, S.L. Fuenmayor
Year of Origin 1988

. Characterization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradative soil Pseudomonas.. Acta Cient. Venez. 43: 349-354, 1992. PubMed: 1343746

Fuenmayor SL, et al. A gene cluster encoding steps in conversion of naphthalene to gentisate in Pseudomonas sp. strain U2. J. Bacteriol. 180: 2522-2530, 1998. PubMed: 9573207

Zhou NY, et al. nag genes of Ralstonia (formerly Pseudomonas) sp. strain U2 encoding enzymes for gentisate catabolism.. J. Bacteriol. 183: 700-708, 2001. PubMed: 11133965

Zhou NY, et al. Salicylate 5-hydroxylase from Ralstonia sp. strain U2: a monooxygenase with close relationships to and shared electron transport proteins with naphthalene dioxygenase.. J. Bacteriol. 184: 1547-1555, 2002. PubMed: 11872705

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF301897 Ralstonia sp. U2 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF036940 Ralstonia sp. U2 plasmid pWWU2 putative chemotaxis protein gene, partial cds; LysR-like regular protein (nagR), ferredoxin reductase (nagAa), salicylate-5-hydroxylase large oxygenase component (nagG), salicyl

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