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Organophosphonate utilization by the thermophile Geobacillus caldoxylosilyticus T20

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Obojska, A, Ternan, Nigel, Lejczak, B, Kafarski, P and McMullan, Geoffrey (2002) Organophosphonate utilization by the thermophile Geobacillus caldoxylosilyticus T20. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 68 (4). pp. 2081-2084. [Journal article]

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URL: http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/full/68/4/2081

DOI: 10.1128/AEM.68.4.2081-2084.2002


A strain of Geobacillus caldoxylosilyticus from central heating system water could utilize a number of organophospbonates as the sole phosphorus source for growth at 60degreesC. During growth on glyphosate, aminomethylphosphonate release to the medium was observed, and in cell extracts, a glyphosate oxidoreductase-type activity, producing stoichiometric amounts of aminomethylphosphonate and glyoxylate from glyphosate, was detectable.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
ID Code:3683
Deposited By:Dr Nigel Ternan
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009 13:32
Last Modified:16 May 2012 15:11

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