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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2001 Mar 15;196(2):147-51.

Enterobactin: the characteristic catecholate siderophore of Enterobacteriaceae is produced by Streptomyces species.(1).

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Mikrobiologisches Institut, Universität Tübingen, Germany. hans-peter.fiedler@uni-tuebingen.de

Abstract

Enterobactin is described in the literature as the typical iron-chelating compound (siderophore) produced by bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae. In the course of a HPLC with diode array detection screening programme for detection of novel secondary metabolites, enterobactin, its biosynthetic precursor 2,3-dihydroxy-N-benzoylserine and its linear dimer and trimer condensation products were found to be produced by two Streptomyces strains besides the trihydroxamate-type siderophores desferri-ferrioxamine B and E.

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