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