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The utilization of 4-aminobutylphosphonate as sole nitrogen source by a strain of Kluyveromyces fragilis

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Ternan, NG and McMullan, G (2000) The utilization of 4-aminobutylphosphonate as sole nitrogen source by a strain of Kluyveromyces fragilis. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 184 (2). pp. 237-240. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2000.tb09020.x

Abstract

A strain of the yeast Kluyveromyces fragilis was screened for its ability to utilize a range of synthetic and natural organophosphonate compounds as the sole source of phosphorus, nitrogen or carbon. Only 4-aminobutylphosphonate was utilized as sole nitrogen source with protein yields increasing proportionally with substrate concentrations up to 10 mM. No 4-aminobutylphosphonate metabolizing enzyme activity was detectable in cell-free extracts prepared from K. fragilis pregrown on 2.5 mM 4-aminobutylphosphonate. None of the organophosphonates tested served as a source of carbon or phosphorus for K. fragilis. (C) 2000 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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:3687
Deposited By:Dr Nigel Ternan
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009 11:45
Last Modified:16 May 2012 15:19

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