Appl Environ Microbiol 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.
State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic & Developmental Sciences, and School of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240, China.
4-Nitrophenol, a priority pollutant, is degraded by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, via 1,2,4-benzenetriol (BT) and hydroquinone (HQ), respectively. All enzymes involved in the two pathways have been functionally identified. So far, all Gram-negative 4-nitrophenol utilizers are from genera and But it remains a mystery why , an apparently superfluous BT 1,2-dioxygenase encoding gene, always coexists in the catabolic cluster () encoding 4-nitrophenol degradation via HQ. Read More