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Can J Microbiol. 1994 Dec;40(12):1000-6.

Degradation of methyl parathion by Pseudomonas putida.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 68583.

Abstract

Pseudomonas putida utilized methyl parathion as sole carbon and (or) phosphorus source. The bacterium elaborated the enzyme organophosphorus acid anhydrase, which hydrolyzed methyl parathion to p-nitrophenol. p-Nitrophenol was further degraded to hydroquinone and 1,2,4-benzenetriol. The final ring compound, 1,2,4-benzenetriol, was cleaved by benzenetriol oxygenase to maleyl acetate.

PMID:
7704828
DOI:
10.1139/m94-160
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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