Table 1.

Substrates oxidized by washed B. sphaericusJS905 cells

Assay substrateaO2 uptake (nmol/min/mg of protein)b after growth with:
PNP4-NitrocatecholTSB
PNP3025<1
4-Nitrocatechol3224<1
4-Nitroresorcinol615<1
THB5029<1
Hydroquinone<1<1<1
4-Aminophenol<1<1<1
Catechol<1<1<1
Resorcinol<1<1<1
  • a The concentration of all substrates was 0.05 mM.

  • b Oxygen consumption was measured polarographically. The values are averages of duplicates.