The role of zinc in regulating tabtoxin production

@article{Durbin2005TheRO,
  title={The role of zinc in regulating tabtoxin production},
  author={Richard D. Durbin and Thomas F. Uchytil},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={136-137}
}
The phytotoxin, tabtoxinine-β-lactam, is produced by severalPseudomonas syringae pathovars if adequate Zn is available, otherwise its biologically inactive form, tabtoxin, is produced. The Zn is required for the action of a peptidase which cleaves tabtoxin, releasing the toxic β-lactam.