[Antibiotic activity and siderophores of Pseudomonas cepacia].


The ability of 46 strains of Pseudomonas cepacia to inhibit phytopathogenic fungi and the effect of iron on their antifungal activity were studied. The antifungal effect of the bacteria and the antimicrobial activity of their crude yellow and violet pigments showed a 4-5-fold decrease in the presence of Fe(III). The addition of 100 micrograms/ml of FeCl3 to… (More)