Enhanced nitroaromatics biodegradation

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Researchers at Texas A&M have created a variant of an oxygenase, 4-methyl-5-nitrocatechol monooxygenase (DntB) from a Burkholderia sp. bacterium, that can break down a broader range of compounds than the original enzyme. The team used error-prone polymerase chain reaction to create variant DntB M22L/L3801. The variant enzyme is 11 times more efficient than the wild type enzyme in degrading 4NP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationIndustrial Bioprocessing
StatePublished - Jul 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry


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