Regiospecific internal desaturation of aliphatic compounds by a mutant Rhodococcus strain

Kenzo Koike, Katsutoshi Ara, Shigehito Adachi, Hirofumi Takigawa, Hajime Mori, Shigeo Inoue, Yoshiharu Kimura, Susumu Ito

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Abstract

A mutant Rhodococcus strain lacking the ability to utilize 1- chlorohexadecane was found to cis-desaturate aliphatic compounds, such as 1- chlorohexadecane, n-hexadecane, and heptadecanonitrile, yielding corresponding products with a double bond mainly at the ninth carbon from the terminal methyl groups. A new oxidative pathway involving the cis- desaturation step was suggested for alkane utilization by Rhodococcus spp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5636-5638
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume65
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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    Koike, K., Ara, K., Adachi, S., Takigawa, H., Mori, H., Inoue, S., Kimura, Y., & Ito, S. (1999). Regiospecific internal desaturation of aliphatic compounds by a mutant Rhodococcus strain. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 65(12), 5636-5638.