Metabolic roles of carotenoid produced by non-photosynthetic bacterium Gordonia alkanivorans SKF120101.

Abstract

Carotenoids produced by non-photosynthetic bacteria protect organisms against lethal photodynamic reactions and scavenge oxygenic radicals. However, the carotenoid produced by Gordonia alkanivorans SKF120101 is coupled to reducing power generation. SKF120101 selectively produces carotenoid under light conditions. The growth yield of SKF120101 cultivated… (More)

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