Conversion of Naphthoates to cis-Dihydrodiols by Naphthalenesulfonate-assimilating Pseudomonas sp. TA-2.

A naphthalenesulfonate-assimilating bacterium, Pseudomonas sp. TA-2, was found to convert 2-naphthoate to cis-1,2-dihydroxv-1,2-dihydronaphthalene-2-carboxylate (DDN2C) and cis-l,2-dihydroxy-l,2-dihydronaphthalene-3-carboxylate (DDN3C), and converted 1-naphthoate to as-l,2-dihydroxy-l,2-dihydronaphthalene-l-carboxylate (DDN1C). It was suggested that… CONTINUE READING