Title

Biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll-c via the glutamate C-5 pathway in Chloroflexus aurantiacus

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1990

Abstract

Administration of L-[1-13C]glutamic acid to growing cultures of Chloroflexus aurantiacus (J-10-fl) causes enrichment of the corresponding carbons in the macrocycle of the resulting bacteriochlorophyll-c pigment, indicating that δ-aminolevulinic acid in this gliding filamentous bacterium is biosynthesized by way of the C-5 pathway; studies using carbon-13 enriched glycine and methionine are also compatible with this conclusion.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications

First Page

1696

Last Page

1697

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