Toxic effects of furfural on Pseudomonas fluorescens

Pseudomonas fluorescens에 대한 furfural의 독성효과에 관하여

  • 김태용 (서울대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과) ;
  • 하영칠 (서울대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과) ;
  • 홍순우 (서울대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과)
  • Published : 1983.09.01


Pseudomonas fluorescens, which had been known to be unable to degrade furfural, could utilize 0.03% of furfural as a sole carbon source in a culture with forced aeration. Lag period of this strain was lengthened by low concentration of furfural and growth yield reduced. High concentration of furfural over 0.1% showed killing effect on this strain. Cells of higher metabolic activity and of earlier growth stage were affected more seriously. The fact that even 0.05% of furfural showed no inhibition on respiration of this strain was confirmed with data on respiration rate in Warburg manometr. From these results, it was suggested that furfural show no inhibitory effect on external respination activities of P.fluorescens.