Growth of the fungus Cladosporium sphaerospermum with toluene as the sole carbon and energy source.

F.J. Weber, K.C. Hage, J.A.M. de Bont

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    Abstract

    The fungus Cladosporium sphaerospermum was isolated from a biofilter used for the removal of toluene from waste gases. This is the first report describing growth of a eukaryotic organism with toluene as the sole source of carbon and energy. The oxygen consumption rates, as well as the measured enzyme activities, of toluene-grown C. sphaerospermum indicate that toluene is degraded by an initial attack on the methyl group.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3562-3566
    JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
    Volume61
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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