Geobacillus thermoleovorans - Glyoxylatecycle?

Nicholas Landau njl2q at virginia.edu
Fri Nov 29 00:29:06 EST 2002

I cannot imagine that too much has been published on Geobacillus thermoleovorans.  The species was characterized within the last twenty years, right?  It may be up to you to discover whether this organism utilizes some known
enzyme pathway, or if it uses a novel pathway (novel to us, not to the bacterium).

If it is important, I would not rely on the assumption that your organism uses a known enzymatic pathway in metabolism.  Often such assumptions are incorrect, even when they seem highly intuitive.  A colleague of mine at the
University of Maryland had her work set back two years because she assumed that two strains of closely related Pseudomonas species used the same gene to facilitate adhesion to plastic.

I guess that isn't very helpful.   Sorry.  My advice is to get some imperical evidence for the presence of the enzyme in question if it is important, unless somebody else has already done that experiment.

Let us know what you find!

--Nick Landau

astrid.gascho at stud.uni-bayreuth.de wrote:

> Hi!
> I´m working with Geobacillus thermoleovorans. This organism grows on oil (olive oil, sunflower oil) as single carbon source.
> Now I need to know if Geobacillus thermoleovorans then has the enzymes for the glyoxylatecycle or at least if I can suppose that most of the Bacteria, which grow on oil as single carbon source generally have these enzymes?
> Astrid
> http://biowww.net/mynews/tree.php?group_name=bionet_microbiology&begin=0

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