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Nitrogen fixation system of tungsten-resistant mutants of Azotobacter vinelandii.

By G D Riddle, J G Simonson, B J Hales and H D Braymer

Abstract

Mutants of Azotobacter vinelandii ATCC 12837 were isolated which could fix N2 in the presence of high tungsten concentrations. The most studied of these mutants (WD2) grew well in N-free modified Burk broth containing 10 mM W, whereas the wild type would not grow in this medium. WD2 would also grow in Burk N-free broth at about the same rate as the wild type. WD2 in broth containing W exhibited 22% of the whole cell acetylene reduction activity of the wild type in broth containing Mo and showed a lowered affinity for acetylene. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis experiments showed that N2-fixing cells of WD2 from broth containing W or Mo did not produce significant amounts of component I of native nitrogenase protein. Electron spin resonance spectra of whole cells and cell-free extracts of WD2 from broth containing W lacked any trace of the g = 3.6 resonance associated with FeMoCo

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1982
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:221376
Provided by: PubMed Central
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