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Biodegradation of acetates of geraniol, nerol and citronellol by P. incognita: Isolation and identification of metabolites

Madyastha, Madhava K and Renganathan, V (1983) Biodegradation of acetates of geraniol, nerol and citronellol by P. incognita: Isolation and identification of metabolites. In: Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 20 (3). pp. 136-140.

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Abstract

The metab. of acetates of geraniol, nerol, and citronellol by Pseudomonas incognita was studied. The organism initiates the degrdn. of these acetates by hydrolyzing them to their resp. alcs. Metab. of geranyl acetate by this organism resulted in the formation of geraniol, geranic acid, and 3-hydroxycitronellic acid; that of nerylacetate to nerol, neranic acid, and 3-hydroxycitronellic acid; and that of citronellyl acetate to citronellol and citronellic acid. Growth studies clearly indicated that the toxic effects of acyclic monoterpene alcs. are reduced considerably when the corresponding acetates of these alcs. are used as substrates.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 13:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/15022

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