Siderophore activity was detected in the culture supernatant of the magnetotactic bacterium Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1. Here we report the first structural elucidation of a siderophore produced by a magnetotactic bacterium. The structure of the purified compound was 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid as determined by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electro-spray ionization mass spectroscopy (ESI-MS).
- 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid
- Magnetospirillum magneticum
- magnetotactic bacteria
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology