Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 1013–1018

Biosynthesis of iturin and surfactin byBacillus subtilis: Evidence for amino acid activating enzymes

  • Françoise Besson
  • Georges Michel

DOI: 10.1007/BF01021050

Cite this article as:
Besson, F. & Michel, G. Biotechnol Lett (1992) 14: 1013. doi:10.1007/BF01021050


Enzymes catalyzing ATP-PPi exchange reactions mediated by specific amino acids were found inB. subtilis lysates partially purified by gel permeation. The nature of these amino acids varied according to the stage of cell growth: activation of surfactin amino acids was observed during surfactin synthesis; activation of iturin amino acids was not detected at the begining of surfactin synthesis but appeared during iturin synthesis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Françoise Besson
    • 1
  • Georges Michel
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biochimie MicrobienneUniversité Claude-Bernard, Lyon IVilleurbanne cedexFrance

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