Oxidation of gasoline oxygenates by closely related non-haem-iron alkane hydroxylases in Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 and other n-octane-utilizing Pseudomonas strains.

@article{Smith2010OxidationOG,
  title={Oxidation of gasoline oxygenates by closely related non-haem-iron alkane hydroxylases in Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 and other n-octane-utilizing Pseudomonas strains.},
  author={Christy A Smith and Michael R. Hyman},
  journal={Environmental microbiology reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={426-32}
}
Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 oxidizes the gasoline oxygenate methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) to tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) during growth on C5 -C8 n-alkanes. We have further explored oxidation of ether oxygenates by this strain to help identify the enzyme that catalyses these reactions. High levels of MTBE-oxidizing activity occurred in resting cells grown on C5 -C8 n-alkanes. Lower activities occurred in cells grown on longer-chain n-alkanes (C9 -C11 ) and 1°-alcohols (C5 -C10 ). N-octane… CONTINUE READING