Catechol ring-cleavage in Pseudomonas cepacia: the simultaneous induction of ortho and meta pathways

@article{Hamzah2004CatecholRI,
  title={Catechol ring-cleavage in Pseudomonas cepacia: the simultaneous induction of ortho and meta pathways},
  author={Riyad Yousif Hamzah and B. S. Al-Baharna},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={250-256}
}
This work demonstrates the ring-cleavage pathways of catechol on Pseudomonas cepacia ATCC 29351, formed upon its growth on salicylate and benzoate, each as a sole carbon source. When grown on salicylate, P. cepacia induces only the catechol ortho pathway by its induction of catechol 1,2-dioxygenase. However, interestingly, benzoate-grown cells induce the ortho and meta pathways for the biodegradation of catechol, by inducing simultaneously catechol 1,2-dioxygenase and 2,3-dioxygenase… CONTINUE READING