Degradation of 3-hydroxybenzoic acid by a Bacillus species.

  title={Degradation of 3-hydroxybenzoic acid by a Bacillus species.},
  author={S B Mashetty and Smitha Manohar and Timmanagouda B. Karegoudar},
  journal={Indian journal of biochemistry & biophysics},
  volume={33 2},
A Bacillus sp. isolated by 4-hydroxybenzoate enrichment culture technique is capable of utilizing 3-hydroxybenzoate as the sole source of carbon and energy. The organism degraded 3-hydroxybenzoic acid through the intermediate formation of protocatechuic acid. 3-Hydroxybenzoate 4-hydroxylase, protocatechuate 3,4-dioxygenase and protocatechuate 4,5… CONTINUE READING