Metabolism of 3-methylindole by a methanogenic consortium

J. D. Gu, D. F. Berry*

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A methanogenic 3-methylindole (3-MI)-degrading consortium, enriched from wetland soil, completely mineralized 3-MI. Degradation proceeded through an initial hydroxylation reaction forming 3-methyloxindole. The consortium was unable to degrade oxindole or isatin, suggesting a new pathway for 3-MI fermentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2667-2669
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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