G.l.c.–mass-spectral analysis of headspace above cultures of Aeromonas and Moraxella spp. indicates the presence of isobutyronitrile, isobutyraldoxime O-methyl ether, methacrylonitrile and possibly methacrylaldoxime O-methyl ether. Accumulation of these catabolites is maximal under low oxygen concentrations and is enhanced by enrichment of the medium with valine. Isobutyraldoxime O-methyl ether is established as the compound observed but not identified in previous studies with other bacterial species involved in spoilage of meat and chicken.
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Research Article| August 15 1979
Identification of isobutyronitrile and isobutyraldoxime O-methyl ether as volatile microbial catabolites of valine
Biochem J (1979) 182 (2): 609–611.
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D B Harper, P A Gibbs; Identification of isobutyronitrile and isobutyraldoxime O-methyl ether as volatile microbial catabolites of valine. Biochem J 15 August 1979; 182 (2): 609–611. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1820609
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