Microbial transformation of sterols
Arthrobactersimplex, Serratiamarcescens, Fusarium and Mycobacterium were tested for their ability to transform phytosterol to Androsta 1, 4 diene 3, 17 dione (ADD). Arthrobactersimplex ATCC 6946 was found to be more efficient than the other species tested.
KeywordsDiene Fusarium Mycobacterium Phytosterol Serratiamarcescens
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