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The Catabolism of Aromatic Compounds by Acinetobacter

Peter A. Williams and Catherine M. Kay
from: Acinetobacter Molecular Biology (Edited by: Ulrike Gerischer). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2008)


Acinetobacter strains isolated from the environment are capable of the degradation of a wide range of aromatic compounds. However the predominant route for the final stages of assimilation to central metabolites is through catechol or protocatechuate (3,4-dihydroxybenzoate) and the beta-ketoadipate pathway, and the diversity within the genus lies in the channelling of growth substrates, most of which are natural products of plant origin, into this pathway read more ...
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