TABLE 4.

Growth rates of wild-type and alkB recombinant strains on n-alkanes

StrainAdditional genecGrowth rate (h−1) ona:
C12C14C16
P. aeruginosa PAO10.0360.0690.1
P. fluorescens CHA00.0190.0190.053
P. putida GPo1b0.063
GPo12(pGEc47ΔB)b alkB2 (PAO1)0.0210.011
alkB (CHA0)0.0250.009
alkB (2295)0.0330.010
alkB (H37Rv)0.0770.011
KOB2Δ1 alkB (GPo1)0.007
alkB1 (PAO1)0.0040.0190.016
alkB2 (PAO1)0.0330.0320.046
alkB (CHA0)0.0170.0290.053
alkB (2295)0.0140.0500.049
alkB (H37Rv)0.0430.0410.038
  • a C12, n-dodecane; C14, n-tetradecane; C16, n-hexadecane; −, no growth.

  • b Rhamnolipids were added to the GPo1 and GPo12(pGEc47ΔB) cultures.

  • c See Fig. 1 for full name of original host strain.