Metabolism of Di(ethylene glycol) [2-(2′-Hydroxyethoxy)ethanol] and Other Short Poly(ethylene glycol)s by Gram-negative Bacteria

@inproceedings{Pearce1980MetabolismOD,
  title={Metabolism of Di(ethylene glycol) [2-(2′-Hydroxyethoxy)ethanol] and Other Short Poly(ethylene glycol)s by Gram-negative Bacteria},
  author={Barbara A. Pearce and M. T. Heydeman},
  year={1980}
}
Obligately aerobic Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria isolated from soil, sewage and river water grew using ethan-1,2-diol (MEG), 2-(2′-hydroxyethoxy)ethanol (DEG) or poly(ethylene glycol)s of up to 1500 molecular weight as sole carbon and energy source, though no single strain used the whole range. Only organisms that grew using MEG could grow on glycine or glycollate. An Acinetobacter strain (S8) degraded DEG and short poly(ethylene glycol)s by non-oxidative removal of ethylene oxide units as… CONTINUE READING

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