Cleaves the products from biphenol, 3-isopropylcatechol and 3-methylcatechol produced by EC 188.8.131.52 biphenyl-2,3-diol 1,2-dioxygenase, by ring-fission at a -CO-C bond. Involved in the breakdown of biphenyl-related compounds by Pseudomonas sp.
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