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Answered 2008-11-11 18:18:53

degradative plasmids are types of plasmids present in certain bacterias such as pseudomonas putida which impart the ability of degrade xenobiotic compounds such as salicylic acid, 2-4D etc.

there are 3 such plasmids-

1)CAM plasmid- which degrades camphor.

2)XYL ,, - ,, ,, xylene.

3)NAH ,, - ,, ,, napthalene.

in addition to this CAM also has octane degrading OCT part & NAH has salicylic acid degrading SAL part.

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Answered 2011-12-21 15:12:51

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