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Pseudomonas fluorescens Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN) from Diversa Corporation

On February 17, 1999, the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) received a Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN) from Diversa Corporation, submitted under the biotechnology regulations promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (62 FR 17910 (April 11, 1997); codified at 40 C.F.R. Part 725). The microorganism is a modified strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens that contains a beta-glucanase gene and an antibiotic resistance marker. The MCAN was given the EPA tracking designation of J99-0001. This microorganism will be used for the biosynthesis of a thermostable beta-glucanase enzyme which will be used commercially as a high temperature viscosity breaker to enhance oil recovery operations.

For a copy of the nonconfidential version of the MCAN, please contact the TSCA Non Confidential Information Center (NCIC) by phone at 202-566-0280 , or by fax at 202-566-0282.


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