Accession Number : AD0739655

Title :   The Utilization of Aromatic Compounds by Yeasts,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mills,Cecily ; Child,J. J. ; Spencer,J. F. T.

Report Date : 26 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Yeasts belonging to 6 genera were isolated from sewage and tested for their ability to use 15 hydroxy derivatives of phenol and benzoic acid as carbon source. The majority were able to produce colonies on at least 10 of the simple monophenol derivatives tested. Salicylic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid and gentisic acid were the most commonly used benzoic acid derivatives and resorcinol and phloroglucinol the most frequently metabolized phenols. However, there was no obvious relationship between the utilization of these compounds and the generic classification of the yeasts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*YEASTS, *AROMATIC COMPOUNDS), METABOLISM, BENZOIC ACIDS, PHENOLS, RESORCINOL, SALICYLIC ACIDS, CLASSIFICATION, IDENTIFICATION

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE