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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

Naturevolume 199pages601602 (1963) | Download Citation



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


  1. McCollum-Pratt Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland



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