Effect of phenolic monomers on the growth and beta-glucosidase activity of Bacteroides ruminicola and on the carboxymethylcellulase, beta-glucosidase, and xylanase activities of Bacteroides succinogenes
Martin, S.A.; Akin, D.E.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 54(12): 3019-3022
ISSN/ISBN: 0099-2240 PMID: 3146948 Accession: 007256186
trans-p-Coumaric acid inhibited the growth of Bacteroides ruminicola on both cellobiose and glucose, while trans-ferulic acid and vanillin retarded growth. The phenolic monomers varied in their potential to inhibit the Bacteroides succinogenes .beta.-glucosidase, carboxymethylcellulase, and xylanase, with p-coumaric acid being the most inhibitory. The B. ruminicola .beta.-glucosidase was inhibited < 10% by all three compounds.