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

  • Hiroaki Iwaki
  • Tao Zhang
  • Yoshie Hasegawa
Brief Communication


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.


Biodegradation Exophiala jeanselmei Hydroxybenzoate Yeast-like fungus 



This research was financially supported in part by Kansai University Research Grants: Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Scientists, 2007.


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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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