Pseudomonas marginalis: its degradative capability on organic nitriles and amides

  title={Pseudomonas marginalis: its degradative capability on organic nitriles and amides},
  author={Geetha R. Babu and James H. Wolfram and Jaime Marian and Kirit D. Chapatwala},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Pseudomonas marginalis, capable of utilizing acetonitrile as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen, was isolated from an industrial waste site. P. marginalis metabolized acetonitrile into ammonia and acetate. The minimal inhibitory concentration values of different nitriles and amides for P. marginalis were in the range 5–300 mM. The bacterium was able to transform high-molecular-mass nitrile compounds and their respective amides into ammonia. The data from substrate-dependent kinetics showed… CONTINUE READING


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