Dibenzyl sulfide metabolism by white rot fungi.

  title={Dibenzyl sulfide metabolism by white rot fungi.},
  author={Jonathan D. Van Hamme and Eddie T Wong and Heather D Dettman and Murray R. Gray and Michael A. Pickard},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={69 2},
Microbial metabolism of organosulfur compounds is of interest in the petroleum industry for in-field viscosity reduction and desulfurization. Here, dibenzyl sulfide (DBS) metabolism in white rot fungi was studied. Trametes trogii UAMH 8156, Trametes hirsuta UAMH 8165, Phanerochaete chrysosporium ATCC 24725, Trametes versicolor IFO 30340 (formerly Coriolus sp.), and Tyromyces palustris IFO 30339 all oxidized DBS to dibenzyl sulfoxide prior to oxidation to dibenzyl sulfone. The cytochrome P-450… CONTINUE READING