Oxidation of C-1 compounds by Pseudomonas sp. MS.

  title={Oxidation of C-1 compounds by Pseudomonas sp. MS.},
  author={Hsiang Fu Kung and Conrad Wagner},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  volume={116 3},
Pseudomonas sp. MS is capable of growth on a number of compounds containing only C(1) groups. They include trimethylsulphonium salts, methylamine, dimethylamine and trimethylamine. Although formaldehyde and formate will not support growth they are rapidly oxidized by intact cells. Methanol neither supports growth nor is oxidized. A particulate fraction of the cell oxidizes methylamine to carbon dioxide in the absence of any external electron acceptor. Formaldehyde and formate are more slowly… CONTINUE READING