D(-)-Mandelate Dehydrogenase of the Yeast Rhodotorula graminis

Baker, Darren P (1990) D(-)-Mandelate Dehydrogenase of the Yeast Rhodotorula graminis. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

1. The yeast Rhodotorula graminis strain KGX 39 can grow on D(--)- or L(+)-mandelate as a sole source of carbon and energy. The first step in the dissimilation of mandelate involves stereospecific oxidation to phenylgiyoxylate, and this is then degraded via benzaldehyde to benzoate. Preliminary evidence had indicated the presence of a dye-linked L(+)-mandelate dehydrogenase and an NAD+-dependent D(--)-mandelate dehydrogenase in this organism. This thesis is concerned with the purification and characterization of the NAD+-dependent D(--)-mandelate dehydrogenase.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Biochemistry
Date of Award: 1990
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1990-76989
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:25
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:25
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76989

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