Amine oxidases of marine phytoplankton

B. Palenik, F. M.M. Morel

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Abstract

Some phytoplankton utilized a novel mechanism for obtaining nitrogen from primary amines. They oxidized the primary amines to produce extracellular hydrogen peroxide and aldehydes and used the third reaction product, ammonium, as a nitrogen source. The specificity, regulation, inhibition by bromoethylamine, and potential dependence on copper of this process are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2440-2443
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume57
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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