Biodegradation of the organic disulfide 4,4'-dithiodibutyric acid by Rhodococcus spp.

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Four Rhodococcus spp. exhibited the ability to use 4,4'-dithiodibutyric acid (DTDB) as a sole carbon source for growth. The most important step for the production of a novel polythioester (PTE) using DTDB as a precursor substrate is the initial cleavage of DTDB. Thus, identification of the enzyme responsible for this step was mandatory. Because Rhodococcus… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02059-15

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@article{Khairy2015BiodegradationOT, title={Biodegradation of the organic disulfide 4,4'-dithiodibutyric acid by Rhodococcus spp.}, author={Heba Khairy and Jan Hendrik W{\"u}bbeler and Alexander Steinb{\"u}chel}, journal={Applied and environmental microbiology}, year={2015}, volume={81 24}, pages={8294-306} }