Products from the incomplete metabolism of pyrene by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria.

  title={Products from the incomplete metabolism of pyrene by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria.},
  author={Chikoma Kazunga and Michael D Aitken},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={66 5},
Pyrene is a regulated pollutant at sites contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). It is mineralized by some bacteria but is also transformed to nonmineral products by a variety of other PAH-degrading bacteria. We examined the formation of such products by four bacterial strains and identified and further characterized the most apparently significant of these metabolites. Pseudomonas stutzeri strain P16 and Bacillus cereus strain P21 transformed pyrene primarily to cis-4,5… CONTINUE READING


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