Oleic acid transformations by selected strains of Sphingobacterium thalpophilum and Bacillus cereus from composted manure

@article{Kaneshiro1995OleicAT,
  title={Oleic acid transformations by selected strains of Sphingobacterium thalpophilum and Bacillus cereus from composted manure},
  author={Tsuneo Kaneshiro and Lawrence K. Nakamura and Marvin O. Bagby},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={31},
  pages={62-67}
}
In a survey of 186 randomly selected microbial strains isolated from composted manure, 63 transformed oleic acid into three types of products: hydroxy fatty acid, fatty amide, and less polar oleyl lipid. Selection of oleic acid-transforming microorganisms was enhanced in nutrient agar supplemented with 0.1% (vol/vol) oleic acid at pH 7.2. Most of the 63 diverse isolates elicited inconsistent and poorly reproduced transformations. However, strains 142b (NRRL B-14797) transformed oleic acid to 10… CONTINUE READING