Degradation of isooctane by Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2173: growth and catabolic pathway.

@article{SolanoSerena2004DegradationOI,
  title={Degradation of isooctane by Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2173: growth and catabolic pathway.},
  author={Floriane Solano-Serena and R{\'e}my Marchal and Silvia Heiss and J P Vandecasteele},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={629-39}
}
AIMS Isooctane (2,2,4-trimethylpentane), a major component of gasoline formulations, is recalcitrant to biodegradation probably because of the quaternary carbon group it contains. Information on the biodegradability of this hydrocarbon is essential to evaluate its fate in the environment. For these reasons, the degradation kinetics and the catabolic pathway of isooctane were investigated in Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2173, the only strain characterized to use it as sole carbon and energy… CONTINUE READING
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