Degradation of catechin by Bradyrhizobium japonicum

@article{Hopper2004DegradationOC,
  title={Degradation of catechin by Bradyrhizobium japonicum},
  author={Waheeta Hopper and Ayyamperumal Mahadevan},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={159-165}
}
Rhizobia utilize phenolic substances as sole carbonsource. Bradyrhizobium japonicum utilizescatechin, a unit of condensed tannin as carbonsource. To establish the degradative pathway ofcatechin, the products of catechin degradation wereisolated by paper chromatography and TLC andidentified by HPLC, UV, IR and NMR spectra. B.japonicum cleaves catechin through catechinoxygenase. Phloroglucinolcarboxylic acid andprotocatechuic acid were identified as the initialproducts of degradation… 
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