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Table 1 Chemotaxis-linked degradation of environmental pollutants

From: Bacterial chemotaxis: a way forward to aromatic compounds biodegradation

Pollutant groupBacterial strainChemoattractantDegradation pathwayChemotaxisReferences
Simple and/or single-ring aromatic hydrocarbonsPseudomonas putida F1Benzene, toluene, trichloroethyleneMeta ring-cleavage+[75]
Pseudomonas sp KABenzene, toluene, xyleneTOL and TOD pathwayN.C.[103]
Pseudomonas mendocina KR1Benzene, toluene, m-xylene, p-xyleneTOLN.C.[104]
Pseudomonas putida AY-10Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xyleneN.DN.C.[105]
Pseudomonas putida mt-2Succinate, m-xyleneTOLN.C.[106]
Pseudomonas putida CCMI 852Benzene, toluene, xyleneTOLN.C.[107]
Pseudomonas stutzeri OX1Toluene, o-xyleneTOLN.C.[108]
Burkholderia fungorum FLU100Toluene, benzene, mono-halogen benzeneOrtho-cleavage pathwayN.C.[109]
Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34Benzene, toluene, o-xylene, p-cymene, 3-hydroxybenzoate, 4-hydroxybenzoate, 3-hydroxyphenylacetate, 4-hydroxyphenylacetate, homogentisate, catechol, naphthalene, and 2-aminophenolMeta-cleavage pathwayN.C.[110]
Pseudomonas thivervalensis MAH1Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xyleneN.D.N.C.[111]
Pseudomonas putida F1Vanillate, vanillin, 4‐hydroxybenzoate, benzoate, protocatechuate, quinate, shikimateβ-Ketoadipate+[87]
Pseudomonas putida Fu1 Pseudomonas sp. strain A3Furfural, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, furfuryl alcohol, and 2-furoic acidAerobic degradation+[112]
Nitro-substituentsPseudomonas putida PRS2000Benzoate and 4-hydroxybenzoate, 3- and 4-nitrobenzoateβ-Ketoadipate-+[113]
Pseudomonas. putida TW3
Pseudomonas sp. strain 4NT
4-Nitrotoluene, 4-nitrobenzoate, aminobenzoate isomersβ-Ketoadipate-+[113]
Pseudomonas fluorescens KU-72-Nitrobenzoate +[92]
Acidovorax sp. strain JS422-NitrotolueneDioxygenase ring cleavage+[114]
Ralstonia sp. SJ98p-Nitrophenol, 4-nitrocatechol, o-nitrobenzoic acid, and p-nitrobenzoic acidN.D.+[31]
Pseudomonas sp. strain WBC-3Para-nitrophenol, 4-nitrocatechol, and hydroquinoneβ-Ketoadipate +[88]
Chloro-substituentPseudomonas sp. JHN4-Chloro-2-nitrophenolN.D.+[115]
Pseudomonas sp. JHN4-Chloro-3-nitrophenolN.D.+[116]
Burkholderia sp. SJ982-Chloro-4-nitrophenol and 2-chloro-3-nitrophenol +[89]
Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes KF707Biphenyl, benzoic acid and chlorobenzoic acids +[117]
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbonsPseudomonas putida G7
Pseudomonas sp. strain NCIB 9816-4
NaphthaleneMeta-cleavage pathway+[118]
Pseudomonas putida RKJ1Naphthalene and salicylateN.D.+[119]
Pseudomonas alcaligenes 8A, Pseudomonas stutzeri 9A, and Pseudomonas putida 10DNaphthalene and phenanthreneOrtho-cleavage catechol+[120]
Kurthia sp and B. circulansNaphthalene and anthraceneN.D.+[121]
Halomonas titanicae strain KHS3Phenanthrene and phthalateN.D.+[122]
Halomonas sp. KHS3Phenanthrene, fluorene, naphthalene, phthalate, salicylic acid, Benzoic acid, and 4-hydroxybenzoic acidβ-Ketoadipate, homogentisate and gentisate pathways+[123]
  1. N.D. – not determined, N.C. – not conducted