Degradation of various amine compounds by mesophilic clostridia

@article{Mller1986DegradationOV,
  title={Degradation of various amine compounds by mesophilic clostridia},
  author={Bernhard M{\"o}ller and Hans Joerg Hippe and Gerhard Gottschalk},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={145},
  pages={85-90}
}
From 60 species of the genus Clostridium tested 26 species were able to degrade one to three of the following compounds: betaine, choline, creatine, and ethanolamine. Degradation of betaine and choline was always associated with the formation of trimethylamine as one of the products. Creatine was converted to N-methylhydantoin and with one species (Clostridium sordellii) to sarcosine in addition. The diagnostic value of the ability of clostridial species to degrade the compounds mentioned is… CONTINUE READING

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