Induction of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase inNeurospora crassa by benzo (α) pyrene

Abstract

WhenNeurospora crassa is grown on a minimal medium with sucrose as the carbon source, aryl hydrocarbon [benzo(α)pyrene] hydroxylase is induced in the presence of low concentrations of benzo(α)pyrene. Benzo(α)pyrene, a potent precarcinogen, is taken up readily by the growing mycelium and is metabolized by the intracellular enzymes to yield hydroxylated… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02601863

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