Involvement of the phosphate regulon and the psiD locus in carbon-phosphorus lyase activity of Escherichia coli K-12

L. P. Wackett, B. L. Wanner, C. P. Venditti, C. T. Walsh

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Abstract

Escherichia coli K-12 can readily mutate to use methylphosphonic acid as the sole phosphorus source by a direct carbon-to-phorphorus (C-P) bond cleavage activity that releases methane and P(i). The in vivo C-P lyase activity is both physiologically and genetically regulated as a member of the phosphate regulon. Since psiD::lacZ(Mu d1) mutants cannot metabolize methylphosphonic acid, psiD may be the structural gene(s) for C-P lyase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1753-1756
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume169
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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