Catabolite repression is not involved in the regulation of catalase gene expression. The presence of glucose in minimal salts media and LB medium did not affect the basal levels of catalase but did enhance catalase synthesis following induction with either hydrogen peroxide or ascorbate. The cofactor for catabolite gene activator protein, cAMP, did not affect either the basal levels or the rate or extent of catalase synthesis. Catalase synthesis occurred normally in an adenylate cyclase mutant where β-galactosidase, a catabolite-sensitive enzyme was not synthesized. © 1982.