Reduction of phenol to benzoate: an electron sink reaction used by a highly enriched anaerobic culture
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A non-methanogenic pasteurised enrichment culture fermenting phenolto benzoate, butyrate and acetate was studied, focusing on the effects of adding yeast extract (0.1, 0.2 or I g!l) or glucose (1.5 mM) together with the phenol (5 mM). The results showed that the reductive formation of benzoate from phenol increased when either yeast extract (1 g 1-') or glucose was added to the medium. The culture also transformed phenol at a higher rate when glucose was added as a "co-substrate" than when it was grown on phenol alone. Furthermore, higher growth rates occurred in cultures grown on both substrates rather than on glucose or phenol alone.
phenol fermentation, electron sink, glucose
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79144OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79144DiVA: diva2:538431