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Metabolism of 2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate by marine bacteria

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Abstract

Both enantiomers of the sulfoquinovose breakdown product 2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate, an important sulfur metabolite produced by marine algae, were synthesised in a 34S-labelled form and used in feeding experiments with marine bacteria. The labelling was efficiently incorporated into the sulfur-containing antibiotic tropodithietic acid and sulfur volatiles by the algal symbiont Phaeobacter inhibens, but not into sulfur volatiles released by marine bacteria associated with crustaceans. The ecological implications and the relevance of these findings for the global sulfur cycle are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Metabolism of 2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate by marine bacteria

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Submitted
14 Feb 2017
Accepted
15 Mar 2017
First published
22 Mar 2017

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017,15, 2919-2922
Article type
Communication

Metabolism of 2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate by marine bacteria

E. Celik, M. Maczka, N. Bergen, T. Brinkhoff, S. Schulz and J. S. Dickschat, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 2919
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00357A

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