Catabolism of L-lysine by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

  title={Catabolism of L-lysine by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.},
  author={J. C. Fothergill and J. R. Guest},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  volume={99 1},
Pseudomonas aeruginosa PACI grows poorly on L-lysine as sole source of carbon but mutant derivatives which grow rapidly were readily isolated. Studies with one such mutant, P. aeruginosa PAC586, supported the existence of a route for L-lysine catabolism which differes from those reported previously in other species of Pseudomonas. The postulated route, the cadaverine or decarboxylase pathway, is initiated by the decarboxylation of L-lysine and involves the following steps: L-lysine leads to… CONTINUE READING