Benzoic acid was effectively degraded to CO2 and H2O by brown-rot basidiomycetes, Tyromyces palustris and Gloeophyllum trabeum. The metabolic pathway for ring-opening reaction was investigated using carboxybiphenyls as a substrate. Reduction, methylation, and decarboxylation reactions simultaneously occurred to form a series of initial intermediates. The main reaction for the initial step is different for each substrate, suggesting that each step involves specific catalysts.
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 7th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Part 1 (of 3) - Vancouver, Can|
Duration: Jun 16 1998 → Jun 19 1998
|Other||Proceedings of the 1998 7th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Part 1 (of 3)|
|Period||6/16/98 → 6/19/98|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)