Genome sequencing identified a fluorinase gene in the marine bacterium Streptomyces xinghaiensis NRRL B-24674. Fermentation of the organism with inorganic fluoride (2 mM) demonstrated that the organism could biosynthesise fluoroacetate and that fluoroacetate production is sea-salt dependent. This is the first fluorometabolite producing microorganism identified from the marine environment.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry|
|Early online date||30 May 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jul 2014|