A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut identified a number of novel monooxygenase enzymes that act on some aromatic compounds. The enzyme, a toluene 4-monoxygenase that oxidizes nitrobenzene to 4-nitrocatechol was identified from Pseudomonas mendocina KR1. Nitrocatechol-producing mutants were discovered by screening 550 colonies from a random mutagenesis library on agar plates containing nitrobenzene.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Specialist publication||Industrial Bioprocessing|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Organic Chemistry