Murdoch RW1, Hay AG.
Biodegradation. 2015 Apr;26(2):105-13. doi: 10.1007/s10532-015-9719-4. Epub 2015 Feb 7.A bacterium was isolated from activated sewage sludge that has the ability to use ibuprofen as its sole carbon and energy source. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence placed the strain in the Variovorax genus within the β-proteobacteria. When grown on ibuprofen it accumulated a transient yellow intermediate that disappeared upon acidification, a trait consistent with meta ring-fission metabolites. Read More