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An Inverse Relationship of the Effects of Oxygen and Iron on the Production of Fluorescin and Cytochrome c by Pseudomonas fluorescens

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IT has been suggested by Burton et al. that fluorescin, a yellow-green fluorescent bacterial pigment, is related to respiratory enzymes. Observations from this laboratory on the control of cytochrome c production in Pseudomonas fluorescens2–4 are in general accord with Burton's hypothesis, and suggest that fluorescin is an alternative product of porphyrin metabolism.

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    • HOWARD LENHOFF

    Present address: Laboratory for Chemical Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

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