Phosphoenolpyruvate phosphomutase activity in an L-phosphonoalanine-mineralizing strain of Burkholderia cepacia

Nigel Ternan, JW McGrath, JP Quinn

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Abstract

A strain of Burkholderia cepacia isolated by enrichment culture utilized L-2-amino-3-phosphonopropionic acid (phosphonoalanine) at concentrations up to 20 mM as a carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus source in a phosphate-insensitive manner. Cells contained phosphoenolpyruvate phosphomutase activity, presumed to be responsible for cleavage of the C-P bond of phosphonopyruvate, the transamination product of L-phosphonoalanine; this was inducible in the presence of phosphonoalanine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2291-2294
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume64
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

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