Hydroxy-3,4-dehydro-apo-8′-lycopene and methyl hydroxy-3,4-dehydro-apo-8′-lycopenoate, novel C30 carotenoids produced by a mutant of marine bacterium Halobacillus halophilus

Abstract

We performed the chemical mutagenesis of Halobacillus halophilus (the producer of a C30 carotenoid, methyl glucosyl-3,4-dehydro-apo-8′-lycopenoate) to isolate novel carotenoids that are biosynthetic intermediates of methyl glucosyl-3,4-dehydro-apo-8′-lycopenoate. As a result, we isolated two novel C30 carotenoids, hydroxy-3,4-dehydro-apo-8′-lycopene and… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ja.2010.33

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