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Production of 2-phenethyl alcohol and 2-phenyllactic acid in Candida species

Narayanan, TK and Rao, G Ramananda (1974) Production of 2-phenethyl alcohol and 2-phenyllactic acid in Candida species. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 58 (3). pp. 728-735.

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Abstract

2-Phenethyl alcohol (2-PEA) and 2-phenyllactic acid (2-PLA) were isolated from the culture filtrates of Candida species grown in media containing peptone or phenylalanine as nitrogen source. These compounds were characterized by comparing their UV, IR, and NMR spectral properties with authentic samples. Candida species differed markedly in their production of 2-PEA and 2-PLA. Experiments using [14C]-phenylalanine indicated that both 2-PEA and 2-PLA are synthesised from L-phenylalanine. A pathway for the biosynthesis of 2-PEA from L-phenylalanine has been proposed.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2009 09:49
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23913

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