The fungus Rhizopus japonicus converts the herbicide N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)methacrylamide (dicryl) to N-3,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-methyl-2,3-dihydroxypropionamide. This metabolite was formed by the addition of two hydroxyl groups to the ethylenic double bond of dicryl. Its structure was elucidated by nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometric analysis.
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