Ferribactins as the Biosynthetic Precursors of the Pseudomonas Siderophores Pyoverdins

Ursula Hohlneicher 1 , Mathias Schäfer 1 , Regine Fuchs 1 , and Herbert Budzikiewicz 1
  • 1 Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität zu Köln, Greinstr. 4, 50939 Köln, Germany

By a feeding experiment with a 15N-labelled precursor it is shown that ferribactins are transformed into pyoverdins and thus are their biogenetic precursors.

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