Organophosphonate utilization by the thermophile Geobacillus caldoxylosilyticus T20

A Obojska, Nigel Ternan, B Lejczak, P Kafarski, Geoffrey McMullan

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A strain of Geobacillus caldoxylosilyticus from central heating system water could utilize a number of organophospbonates as the sole phosphorus source for growth at 60degreesC. During growth on glyphosate, aminomethylphosphonate release to the medium was observed, and in cell extracts, a glyphosate oxidoreductase-type activity, producing stoichiometric amounts of aminomethylphosphonate and glyoxylate from glyphosate, was detectable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2081-2084
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Apr 2002


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