Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 102, Issue 1, pp 275–279 | Cite as

Physiological role for the membrane bound ascorbate-TMPD Oxidase in Pseudomonas putida

  • Martin V. Jones
Short Communications


The activity of the membrane-bound ascorbate-TMPD oxidase in Pseudomonas putida varies with growth conditions and age of the culture. A comparison of the effects of cyanide and azide on the oxidation of various substrates suggests that ascorbate-tMPD oxidase is not the terminal oxidase for NADH or succinate oxidation. Nowever, it does have a role in the oxidation of nicotinate, and may act as an additional terminal oxidase under certain other growth conditions.

Key words

Ascorbate-TMPD Oxidase Cyanide Inhibition Cytochrome c Oxidase Pseudomonas putida 

Non-Standard Abbreviations


NN N′N′-Tetramethyl-p-phenylene diamine


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin V. Jones
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  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwich

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