Pure bacterial isolates that convert p-xylene to terephthalic acid

Abstract

Bacteria that grow on p-xylene, p-toluic acid, and terephthalic acid (TPA) were isolated from a wastewater bioreactor that is used to treat a waste stream that contains all three of these compounds. Although previously described aerobic bacteria degrade p-xylene by initially oxidizing a single methyl group to form p-toluic acid and then cleaving the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00253-001-0879-2

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