If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Locations of Mapped Genes:
Synonyms: acetyl-CoA biosynthesis (from alcohol)
|Superclasses:||Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Alcohols Degradation → Ethanol Degradation|
Pathway Summary from MetaCyc:
Although Escherichia coli encodes the enzymes constituting this pathway by which ethanol can be degraded to acetyl-CoA and thereby enter central metabolism, in wild type ethanol is not metabolized at a sufficient rate to support growth. Certain mutant strains, however, with altered patterns of gene expression can grow on ethanol as source of carbon and energy.
Variants: ethanol degradation II
Pathway Evidence Glyph:
This organism is in the expected taxonomic range for this pathway.
Rubio06: Rubio S, Larson TR, Gonzalez-Guzman M, Alejandro S, Graham IA, Serrano R, Rodriguez PL (2006). "An Arabidopsis mutant impaired in coenzyme A biosynthesis is sugar dependent for seedling establishment." Plant Physiol 140(3);830-43. PMID: 16415216
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