The Absence of Quinoprotein Alcohol Dehydrogenase in Acinetobacter calcoaceticus

M. Beardmore-Gray, C. Anthony
1983 Microbiology  
It is shown that the unusual NAD(P) + -independent quinoprotein alcohol dehydrogenase, said previously to be responsible for oxidation of ethanol during growth of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus LMD 79.39, was in fact isolated from an unidentified organism which contained cytochrome c and which has now been lost. Several genuine strains of A . calcoaceticus do not contain cytochrome c nor do they contain a quinoprotein alcohol dehydrogenase. The enzyme responsible for ethanol oxidation in these
more » ... eria is an inducible NAD +-linked alcohol de hydrogenase.
doi:10.1099/00221287-129-10-2979 pmid:6317794 fatcat:h76x7eqywjcx5jbfs26w6hs26e