[Effect of organic acids on the biosynthesis of carotenes by an Actinomyces chrysomallus strain].

@article{Nefelova1978EffectOO,
  title={[Effect of organic acids on the biosynthesis of carotenes by an Actinomyces chrysomallus strain].},
  author={M V Nefelova and A. N. Sverdlova and L N Alekseeva},
  journal={Mikrobiologiia},
  year={1978},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={208-11}
}
Synthesis of carotenes by Actinomyces chrysomallus var. carotenoides was stimulated by citric, acetic, oxalacetic, fumaric, succinic, malic, alpha-ketoglutaric, tartaric, pyruvic, and propionic acids. Acetic acid acts as a precursor of carotene synthesis and also has another stimulating mechanism of action on carotenogenesis of the actinomycete. Acetic, furmaric, malic, succinic, and alpha-ketoglutaric acids stimulate cyclization of lycopene yielding beta-carotene. 
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