Biosynthesis of Ergothioneine and Hercynine by Mycobacteria.

  title={Biosynthesis of Ergothioneine and Hercynine by Mycobacteria.},
  author={D S Genghof and O VANDAMME},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
Genghof, Dorothy S. (Yeshiva University, New York, N.Y.), and Olga Van Damme. Biosynthesis of ergothioneine and hercynine by mycobacteria. J. Bacteriol. 87:852-862. 1964.-Ergothioneine and hercynine were found to be synthesized by a wide variety of mycobacteria grown in chemically defined media free from these compounds. The cultures examined included 53 recently isolated and laboratory strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, 26 "unclassified" mycobacteria (Runyon groups I to IV), and… CONTINUE READING
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