Facultatively Anaerobic Bacteria Degrading Indole or Skatole Isolated from a Compost
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Facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped, gram negative, nonsporing bacteria which degraded indole or skatole (3-methylindole) were isolated from a compost. Y-07 and S-29 degraded indole and skatole, respectively, under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. They grew in the media containing indole or skatole at higher concentrations than those in composting processes. Y-07 utilized glucose and indole at the same time from the beginning of incubation. S-29 utilized glucose first, and degraded skatole after glucose was completely consumed. It was clarified that there were facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the compost which degraded indole or skatole under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
- Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho
Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho 70(5), 367-369, 1999-09-25
Japanese Society of Animal Science