The aim of this work was to study the catabolic pathway of the pollutant 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in Ralstonia eutropha JMP134. 2,6-dichlorohydroquinone was detected as transient intermediate. Enzymatic transformations of 6-chlorohydroxyquinol to 2-chloromaleylacetate, and of this compound to maleylacetate were detected in crude extracts. Therefore, the degradation of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol proceeded through an hydroxyquinol pathway, different from the other chloroaromatic pathways reported in this strain. The same results were observed in two other 2,4,6-trichlorophenol degrading strains: R. eutropha JMP222, a derivative of strain JMP134 lacking the chlorocatechol catabolism-encoding pJP4 plasmid, and a river isolate, Ralstonia sp. PZK.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Basic Microbiology|
|State||Published - 2000|