Microbial transformation of a monoterpene, geraniol, by the marine-derived fungus Hypocrea sp.

Alain S. Leutou, Guohua Yang, Viviane N. Nenkep, Xavier N. Siwe, Zhile Feng, Thang T. Khong, Hong Dae Choi, Jung Sook Kang, Byeng Wha Son

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Abstract

Geraniol (1) is the biogenetic precursor of a number of monoterpenes. We tested various marine-derived microorganisms to determine their ability to biotransform 1. Only Hypocrea sp. was capable of transforming 1 into its oxidized derivative, 1,7-dihydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-(E)-oct-2-ene (2). The structure of the metabolite obtained was assigned on the basis of detailed spectroscopic data analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1150-1152
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 1,7-dihydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-(E)-oct- 2-ene
  • Biotransformation
  • Geraniol
  • Monoterpene

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