Accession Number : AD0442317

Title :   THE MICROBIAL METABOLISM OF CINNAMIC ACID,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA SASKATOON (SASKATCHEWAN) PRAIRIE REGIONAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Blakley,E. R. ; Simpson,F. J.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A strain of Pseudomonas isolated from soil with cinnamic acid as a sole carbon source was found to be simultaneously adapted to the utilization of cinnamic acid and phenylpropionic acid. During growth on either of these compounds, o-hydroxyphenylpropionic acid and 2,3-dihydroxyphenylpropionic acid were produced in the culture medium. The organism, when growth on either cinnamic acid or phenylpropionic acid, was adapted to the utilization of m-hydroxyphenylpropionic acid and 2,3dihydroxyphenylpropionic acid, but not to the utilization of o-hydroxyphenylpropionic acid. According to the principle of sequential induction introduced by Stanier, the initial steps in the metabolism of cinnamic acid appear to involve the intermediates phenylpropionic acid, m-hydroxyphenylpropionic acid, and 2,3-dihydroxyphenylpropionic acid. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSEUDOMONAS, METABOLISM), (*METABOLISM, PSEUDOMONAS), BIOSYNTHESIS, CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS, DEGRADATION, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE MEDIA, AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, BIOCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE