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Carbon source regulation of th ephenazine-α-carboxylic acid synthesis in Pseudomonas aureofaciens

  • Heinz Korth
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Summary

1. Formation of phenazine-α-carbolic acid in Pseudomonas aureofaciens is closely related to the carbon sources in the culture medium. 2. With the exception of quinic acid only carbon sources with glyceraldehyde phosphate as metabolic intermediate seem to give rise to phenazine-α-carboxylic acid production. 3. Monoiodoacetate inhibits this pigment formation.

Keywords

Phosphate Carbon Source Pseudomonas Acid Production Source Regulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Korth
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  1. 1.Hygiene-Institut (Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. G. Pulverer) der Universität KölnKölnDeutschland

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