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Yeast strain Trihosporon cutaneum R57 was studied for its abilities to grow and utilize some organic compounds (phenol and phenol derivatives, acetophenone, acetone, α-methylstyrene, benzoic acid, dimethyl phenyl carbinol, methanole and izopropylbenzene) as a sole carbon and energy source. The degradation and development abilities of T. cutaneum R57 applied to some of enumerated aromatic compounds are presented in this work. It was established that the strain could degrade and assimilate completely up to 1gl-1 phenol for a period of 18 h, 0.4 gl-1 α-methylstyrene, acetophenone and p-cresol were degraded for 24-27h.


Phenol Degradation Candida Tropicalis Yarrowia Lipolytica Phenol Hydroxylase Dimethyl Phenyl 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of microbiologyBulgarian Academy of ScienceBulgaria
  2. 2.University “Prof. Dr. A. Zlatarov”BurgasBulgaria

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