Biodegradation of phosphonomycin by Rhizobium huakuii PMY1

J W McGrath, F Hammerschmidt, J P Quinn

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The biodegradation by Rhizobium huakuii PMY1 of up to 10 mM phasphonomycin as a carbon, energy, and phosphorus source with accompanying P-1 release is described. This biodegradation represents a further mechanism of resistance to this antibiotic and a novel, phosphate-deregulated route for organophosphonate metabolism by Rhizobium spp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-358
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology


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