alexa Degradation of steroids by microorganisms. XVIII. The reversibility of steroid-1-dehydrogenation during microbial side chain degradation of sterols by Nocardia.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Author(s): Komel R, Groh H, Hrhold C

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Abstract The aerobic side chain degradation of sterols often leads to mixtures of 1,4-diene and 4-ene compounds. By an additional anaerobic step a practically complete reverse reaction of the steroid-1-dehydrogenation occurs yielding only the corresponding 4-ene compound.
This article was published in Z Allg Mikrobiol and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

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