Metabolism of phosphonoacetate as the sole carbon and phosphorus source by an environmental bacterial isolate

G. McMullan*, F. Harrington, J. P. Quinn

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Abstract

A gram-negative bacterium isolated from activated sludge was able to utilize up to 25 mM phosphonoacetate as the sole carbon and phosphorus source, with simultaneous excretion of virtually equimolar levels of phosphate. 2-Aminoethylphosphonate was similarly utilized with equivalent growth rates and cellular yields, while 3-aminopropyl-, 4-aminobutyl-, methyl-, ethyl-, and phenylphosphonates served only as phosphorus sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1364-1366
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume58
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Metabolism of phosphonoacetate as the sole carbon and phosphorus source by an environmental bacterial isolate. / McMullan, G.; Harrington, F.; Quinn, J. P.

In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 58, No. 4, 1992, p. 1364-1366.

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