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Prevalence of alkane monooxygenase genes in Arctic and Antarctic hydrocarbon-contaminated and pristine soils

Functional analysis of long-chain n-alkane degradation by Dietzia spp.

Isolation and characterization of alkane-utilizing Nocardioides sp. strain CF8

Interrogation of Chesapeake Bay sediment microbial communities for intrinsic alkane-utilizing potential under anaerobic conditions

Investigation of General Expression to Predict the Molar Response Factor in the GC for Monosubstituted Alkanes

Nestmate Recognition Cues in the Honey Bee: Differential Importance of Cuticular Alkanes and Alkenes

Diversity of flavin-binding monooxygenase genes (almA) in marine bacteria capable of degradation long-chain alkanes

Biodegradation of low-molecular-weight alkanes under mesophilic, sulfate-reducing conditions: metabolic intermediates and community patterns

Transcriptional profiling of the marine oil-degrading bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis during growth on n-alkanes

Diversity of dioxygenases that catalyze the first step of oxidation of long-chain n-alkanes in Acinetobacter sp. M-1

Alkane-degrading bacteria at the soil–litter interface: comparing isolates with T-RFLP-based community profiles

Effects of lipids on n-alkane attenuation in media supporting oil-utilizing microorganisms from the oily Arabian Gulf coasts

Peroxisome deficiency represses the expression of n-alkane-inducible YlALK1 encoding cytochrome P450ALK1 in Yarrowia lipolytica


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Saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH2n+2. In systematic chemical nomenclature alkane names end in the suffix -ane. They form a homologous series (the alkane series) methane (CH4), ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), butane (C4H10), pentane (C5H12), etc. The lower members of the series are gases; the high-molecular weight alkanes are waxy solids. Alkanes are present in natural gas and petroleum. They can be made by heating the sodium salt of a carboxylic acid with soda lime:RCOONa++Na+OH → Na2CO3+RH Other methods include the Wurtz reaction and Kolbe's method. Generally the alkanes are fairly unreactive. They form haloalkanes with halogens when irradiated with ultraviolet radiation.


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