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J Bacteriol. Jan 1985; 161(1): 435–437.
PMCID: PMC214891

Fermentation mechanism of fucose and rhamnose in Salmonella typhimurium and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Abstract

An equimolar amount of 1,2-propanediol was detected in the medium when Salmonella typhimurium or Klebsiella pneumoniae fermented L-fucose or L-rhamnose. These metabolic conditions induced a propanediol oxidoreductase that converted the lactaldehyde formed in the dissimilation of either sugar into the diol. The enzyme was further identified by cross-reaction with antibodies against Escherichia coli propanediol oxidoreductase. This indicates that L-fucose and L-rhamnose fermentation takes place in these species by 1,2-propanediol production and excretion.

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