Isolation of a Pseudomonas stutzeri strain that degrades o-xylene.

  title={Isolation of a Pseudomonas stutzeri strain that degrades o-xylene.},
  author={Grazia Baggi and Paola Barbieri and Enrica Galli and St. Tollari},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={53 9},
A Pseudomonas stutzeri strain capable of growing on o-xylene was isolated from enrichment cultures. The organism grew on 2,3- and 3,4-dimethylphenol but not on 2-methylbenzyl alcohol, o-tolualdehyde, or o-toluate. P. stutzeri was not able to utilize m-xylene, p-xylene, or 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, but growth was observed in the presence of the corresponding alcohols and acids. From the Pseudomonas cultures supplied with o-xylene, 2,3-dimethylphenol was isolated and identified. When resting P… CONTINUE READING


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