Tolumonas is a genera of gram-negative bacteria.[1][2] It growth under aerobic and anaerobic conditions and is nonmotile.[2] The cells are rods and occur in pairs or singly.[2] It is known for one of its species biological bacterial production of Toluene from phenylalanine and other phenyl precursors[3][4]


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