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How to isolate microorganisms that can excrete phenol? - (Nov/17/2010 )


I want to isolate microorganisms that can excrete phenols. As the production is not easily coloured, is there any good method to detect them?
please answer me or give some advices.

Thank you for your attention!


Hola, I checked google with phenol assay and there is a method to evaluate phenol in wines with the Folin Ciocalteau assay. It is done in liquid medium and gives colour. So in a indirec way, I would prepare a 96well plate with a curve of phenol and I would pick each colony in each well, waiting for a color developmen and read it in a plate lector. Good luck