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Metabolism of structurally modified acyclic monoterpenes by Pseudomonas incognita

Renganathan, V and Madhava Madyastha, K (1984) Metabolism of structurally modified acyclic monoterpenes by Pseudomonas incognita. In: Canadian Journal Of Microbiology, 30 (5). pp. 637-641.

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Abstract

The ability of Pseudomonas incognita to metabolize some structurally modified acyclic monoterpenes was tested. The 6,7 double bond was found essential for these compounds to serve as a substrate for this organism, whereas the same was not true with the 1,2 double bond. Metabolism of dihydrolinalyl acetate by this strain yielded dihydrolinalool, dihydrolinalool-8-carboxylic acid, dihydrolinalyl acetate-8-carboxylic acid, and 4-acetoxy-4-methyl hexanoic acid. A cell-free extract prepared from dihydrolinalyl acetate grown cells transformed dihydrolinalyl acetate into dihydrolinalool and dihydrolinalool-8-carboxylic acid. Based on the identification of various metabolites isolated from the culture medium, and on growth and manometric studies carried out with the isolated metabolites as well as with related synthetic analogs, probable pathways for the biodegradation of dihydrolinalyl acetate are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 05:32
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/22876

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