Actions of a versatile fluorene-degrading bacterial isolate on polycyclic aromatic compounds.

@article{Grifoll1995ActionsOA,
  title={Actions of a versatile fluorene-degrading bacterial isolate on polycyclic aromatic compounds.},
  author={Magdalena Grifoll and S A Selifonov and C V Gatlin and Peter J. Chapman},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 10},
  pages={3711-23}
}
Pseudomonas cepacia F297 grew with fluorene as a sole source of carbon and energy; its growth yield corresponded to an assimilation of about 40% of fluorene carbon. The accumulation of a ring meta-cleavage product during growth and the identification of 1-indanone in growth media and washed-cell suspensions suggest that strain F297 metabolizes fluorene by mechanisms analogous to those of naphthalene degradation. In addition to fluorene, strain F297 utilized for growth a wide variety of… CONTINUE READING