The todFC1C2BADE gene cluster in Pseudomonas putida F1 encodes enzymes for the first four steps of toluene degradation, leading to the formation of 2-hydroxypenta-2,4-dienoate (HPD). Here, we report the nucleotide (nt) sequence and expression of the remaining three genes of the tod pathway, downstream from todE and arranged in the order, todGIH. The deduced amino acid (aa) sequences of TodG [HPD hydratase (268 aa)], TodH [4-hydroxy-2-oxovalerate (HO) aldolase (352 aa)] and TodI [acylating aldehyde (AA) dehydrogenase (316 aa)] are compared with the isofunctional proteins present in the meta-cleavage pathways of other bacteria. New sequence motifs are identified. The highly conserved TodH and TodI sequences are potentially useful DNA probes for biomonitoring purposes.