Degradation of monohydroxylated benzoates by strain KUFI-6N of the yeast-like fungus Exophiala jeanselmei

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Abstract

Strain KUFI-6N of Exophiala jeanselmei, a cyclohexanol-utilizing yeast-like fungus, was found to grow on 3 isomers of hydroxybenzoate that functioned as the sole carbon sources. Distinct and highly specific hydroxylases converted p- and m-hydroxybenzoate to protocatechuate and o-hydroxybenzoate to catechol.

Keywords

Biodegradation Exophiala jeanselmei Hydroxybenzoate Yeast-like fungus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of EngineeringKansai University and Kansai University High Technology Research CenterSuita, OsakaJapan

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