Biodesulfurization of naphthothiophene and benzothiophene through selective cleavage of carbon-sulfur bonds by Rhodococcus sp. strain WU-K2R.

@article{Kirimura2002BiodesulfurizationON,
  title={Biodesulfurization of naphthothiophene and benzothiophene through selective cleavage of carbon-sulfur bonds by Rhodococcus sp. strain WU-K2R.},
  author={Kohtaro Kirimura and Toshiki Furuya and Rika Sato and Yoshitaka Ishii and Kuniki Kino and Shoji Usami},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 8},
  pages={3867-72}
}
Naphtho[2,1-b]thiophene (NTH) is an asymmetric structural isomer of dibenzothiophene (DBT), and in addition to DBT derivatives, NTH derivatives can also be detected in diesel oil following hydrodesulfurization treatment. Rhodococcus sp. strain WU-K2R was newly isolated from soil for its ability to grow in a medium with NTH as the sole source of sulfur, and growing cells of WU-K2R degraded 0.27 mM NTH within 7 days. WU-K2R could also grow in the medium with NTH sulfone, benzothiophene (BTH), 3… CONTINUE READING