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.
Obojska, A., Ternan, N., Lejczak, B., Kafarski, P., & McMullan, G. (2002). Organophosphonate utilization by the thermophile Geobacillus caldoxylosilyticus T20. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68(4), 2081-2084. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.68.4.2081-2084.2002