Tyrosol degradation via the homogentisic acid pathway in a newly isolated Halomonas strain from olive processing effluents.

@article{Liebgott2008TyrosolDV,
  title={Tyrosol degradation via the homogentisic acid pathway in a newly isolated Halomonas strain from olive processing effluents.},
  author={P-P Liebgott and M. E. de Tom{\'a}s Labat and A Amouric and J-L Tholozan and Jean Lorquin},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={2084-95}
}
AIMS To isolate a new Halomonas sp. strain capable of degrading tyrosol, a toxic compound present in olive mill wastewater, through the homogentisic acid (HGA) pathway. METHODS AND RESULTS A moderately halophilic Gram-negative bacterium belonging to the Halomonas genus and designated strain TYRC17 was isolated from olive processing effluents. This strain was able to completely degrade tyrosol (2-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-ethanol), a toxic compound found in such effluent. Tyrosol degradation begins by… CONTINUE READING