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