Anaerobic oxidation of toluene (analogues) to benzoate (analogues) by whole cells and by cell extracts of a denitrifying Thauera sp.


Toluene and related aromatic compounds can be mineralized to CO2 under anoxic conditions. Oxidation requires new dehydrogenase-type enzymes and water as oxygen source, as opposed to the aerobic enzymatic attack by oxygenases, which depends on molecular oxygen. We studied the anaerobic process in the denitrifying bacterium Thauera sp. strain K172. Toluene… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00272129


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