Biosynthesis of aryl carotenoids: Inhibitor studies of chlorobactene biosynthesis in Chlorobium limicola f. thiosulfatophilum

@article{Leutwiler1979BiosynthesisOA,
  title={Biosynthesis of aryl carotenoids: Inhibitor studies of chlorobactene biosynthesis in Chlorobium limicola f. thiosulfatophilum},
  author={Leslie Sise Leutwiler and D. J. Chapman},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={123},
  pages={267-273}
}
The biosynthesis of the aryl carotenoid, chlorobactene, was examined in the green sulfur bacterium, Chlorobium limicola f. thiosulfatophilum. Nicotine, which was used to inhibit carotenoid cyclization, caused the accumulation of the acyclic carotenoid, lycopene. Cells reincubated in fresh medium, after removal of nicotine, synthesized chlorobactene more readily from newly synthesized lycopene rather than from the pool of lycopene accumulated during nicotine inhibition. When the cells were… CONTINUE READING
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