Plant and Soil

, Volume 108, Issue 2, pp 263–266 | Cite as

Utilization of catechin byRhizobium sp.

  • N. Gajendiran
  • A. Mahadevan


Rhizobium sp. isolated fromLeucaena leucocephala utilized catechin as sole carbon source. Optimum growth occurred at 2 to 5 mM. From replacement cultures containing catechin, phloroglucinolcarboxylic acid, phloroglucinol, resorcinol, protocatechuate, catechol and hydroxyquinol were separated by chromatography. Rothera's test confirmed theortho ring fission of the end products of catechin.

Key words

aromatic compounds catechin degradation Leucaena leucocephala Rhizobium tannin 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Gajendiran
    • 1
  • A. Mahadevan
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Studies in BotanyUniversity of MadrasMadrasIndia

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