Mobile catabolic genetic elements in pseudomonads

Masataka Tsuda, Yoshiyuki Ohtsubo, Hirokazu Yano

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Bacterial capabilities to degrade various recalcitrant compounds are often encoded on mobile genetic elements (MGEs) such as transposons, plasmids, and integrative and conjugative elements (ICEs). The movement of the transposons and consequently induced rearrangements of genome in a cell and the intercellular transfer of the latter two MGEs greatly facilitate rapid adaptation and evolution of the host cells and wide dissemination of catabolic genes and gene clusters in a variety of phylogenetically distinct environmental bacteria. This chapter summarizes how MGEs participate in the emergence of degradative bacteria based on the earlier and recent findings and analysis of catabolic MGEs in pseudomonads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiodegradative Bacteria
Subtitle of host publicationHow Bacteria Degrade, Survive, Adapt, and Evolve
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9784431545200
ISBN (Print)4431545190, 9784431545194
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


  • DNA rearrangements
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • Integrative and conjugative elements
  • Microbial degradation of recalcitrant compounds
  • Mobile genetic elements
  • Plasmids
  • Pseudomonads
  • Transposons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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