Metabolism of monofluorobenzoates by Acinetobacter calcoaceticus N.C.I.B. 8250 formation of monofluorocatechols

K. F. Clarke, A. G. Callely, A. Livingstone, C. A. Fewson

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Abstract

None of the monofluorobenzoates serves as sole source of carbon and energy for growth of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus but all can contribute to growth on other substrates. The monofluorobenzoates are oxidised by bacteria pre-induced for benzoate oxidation and can themselves induce the appropriate enzymes. The initial products of oxidation have been separated and identified by gas-liquid chromatography. 2-Fluorobenzoate is oxidised to catechol, fluoride and 3-fluorocatechol; 3-fluorobenzoate gives 3- and 4-fluorocatechol; 4-fluorobenzoate gives 4-fluorocatechol. The fluorocatechols appear to be partially oxidised beyond the stage of 3-oxoadipate by suitably pre-induced bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-179
Number of pages11
JournalBBA - General Subjects
Volume404
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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