Isolation and Characterization of two New Microbial Strains Capable of Degradation of the Naturally Occurring Organophosphonate––Ciliatine
Air-born mixed fungal and bacterial culture capable of complete degradation of ciliatine was isolated. The utilization of the natural organophosphonate proceeded in the phosphate independent manner. Enzymatic activity involved in ciliatine degradation studied in the fungal cell-free extract proved to be distinct from bacterial pathway described before.
Keywords2-AEP:pyruvate transaminase 2-Aminoethylphosphonic acid (2-AEP · ciliatine) Biodegradation Carbon–phosphorus bond cleavage Organophosphonates
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This work was supported by Ministry of Education and Science, Grant 2 P04B 001 28.
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