Carboxylation of o-cresol by an anaerobic consortium under methanogenic conditions.

Abstract

The metabolism of o-cresol under methanogenic conditions by an anaerobic consortium known to carboxylate phenol to benzoate was investigated. After incubation with the consortium at 29 degrees C for 59 days, o-cresol was transformed to 3-methylbenzoic acid, which was not further metabolized by the consortium. Proteose peptone in the culture medium was… (More)

Topics

5 Figures and Tables