A recombinant Escherichia coli, expressing the rdc gene, which encodes a γ-resorcylic acid decarboxylase (Rdc) reversibly catalyzing regioselective carboxylation of resorcinol derived from Rhizobium radiobacter WU-0108, converted 20 mM resorcinol to γ-resorcylic acid with a 44% (mol/mol) yield at 30°C for 7 h. The recombinant E. coli cells were recyclable at least five times for use as biocatalysts.
- Reversible decarboxylase
- Rhizobium radiobacter
- γ-Resorcylic acid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology