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We developed a quantitative PCR method for tracking the dxnA1 gene, the initial, megaplasmid-borne gene in Sphingomonas wittichii RW1's dibenzo-p-dioxin degradation pathway. We used this method on complex environmental samples and report on growth of S. wittichii RW1 in landfill leachate, thus furnishing a novel tool for monitoring megaplasmid-borne, dioxygenaseencoding genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4493-4496
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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