Biosynthesis of zeaxanthin via mevalonate in Paracoccus species strain PTA-3335. A product-based retrobiosynthetic study.


Cultures of the zeaxanthin-producing bacterium Paracoccus species strain PTA-3335 (formerly Flavobacterium) were grown with supplements of (13)C-labeled glucose. Zeaxanthin was isolated and analyzed by (13)C NMR spectroscopy. The data showed that the isoprenoid precursors of zeaxanthin were biosynthesized via the mevalonate pathway. The microorganism was… (More)


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