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Appl Environ Microbiol. Oct 1992; 58(10): 3423–3425.
PMCID: PMC183117
Riboflavin Production during Growth of Micrococcus luteus on Pyridine
Gerald K. Sims1* and Edward J. O'Loughlin2
1Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, DowElanco, Midland, Michigan 48641, and Department of Agronomy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210-10862
* Corresponding author.
Present address: ARS-USDA, W-321 Turner Hall, 1102 South Goodwin, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801.
Journal paper 247-92 from the Department of Agronomy, Ohio State University, Columbus.
Micrococcus luteus produced 29 μM riboflavin during growth on 6.5 mM pyridine but not during growth on other substrates. On the basis of the results of radiolabelling studies, riboflavin was not directly synthesized from pyridine. Pyridine may interfere with riboflavin biosynthesis or elicit a general stress response in M. luteus.
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