Metabolism of p-Cresol by the Fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.

  title={Metabolism of p-Cresol by the Fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.},
  author={Kerina H. Jones and Peter W. Trudgill and David J. Hopper},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={59 4},
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus ATCC 28282 was shown to grow on p-cresol as its sole source of carbon and energy. A pathway for metabolism of this compound was proposed. This has protocatechuate as the ring-fission substrate with cleavage and metabolism by an ortho-fission pathway. The protocatechuate was formed by two alternative routes, either by initial attack on the methyl group, which is oxidized to carboxyl, followed by ring-hydroxylation, or by ring-hydroxylation as the first step with… CONTINUE READING
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