Table 2.

Organic solvent tolerance levels oftolC-defective strains

StrainPlasmidGrowth in the presence ofa:
Decane (5.98)Nonane (5.45)Octane (4.93)Diphenylether (4.24)n-Hexane (3.87)Cyclohexane (3.35)p-Xylene (3.14)
E. coli
 JA300pBluescript II+++++
pUX+++++
pHA105++++++
pOST42BR++++++
pHc3R++++++
 OST3408pBluescript II++++++
 JA300TpBluescript II+
pMX+++++
pHA105+
pOST42BR+
pHc3R+
 OST3408TpBluescript II+
pMX++++++
pHA105+
pOST42BR+
pHc3R+
B. subtilisGSY1026b +
  • a +, growth; −, no growth. The logP ow value of the organic solvent is shown in parentheses.

  • b B. subtilis GSY1026 was used as one typical example of gram-positive bacteria.