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|Title:||Formation of ortho-benzoquinone from sodium benzoate by Pseudomonas mendocina P2d|
|Abstract:||Pseudomonas mendocina P2d grew in sodium benzoate at as high as 1% concentration and formed a quinonoid compound, identified as ortho-benzoquinone, that rendered the medium orange to wine-red in colour. The quinone was not metabilised further by the organism. Sodium benzoate was converted to catechol, which was a central metabolite forming ortho-benzoquinone and 2- hydroxymuconic semialdehyde (2-HMS) via. metaring cleavage pathway.|
|ISSN:||0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJEB Vol.44(02) [February 2006]|
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