Maytansinoid compounds are ansa antibiotics occurring in the bacterium Actinosynnema pretiosum, in mosses and in higher plants such as Putterlickia verrucosa (E. Meyer ex Sonder) Szyszyl. The disjunct occurrence of maytansinoids has led to the consideration that plant-associated bacteria may be responsible for the presence of maytansinoids in P. verrucosa plants. Investigation of the bacterial community of this plant by molecular methods led to the observation that A. pretiosum, a maytansine-producing bacterium, is likely to be an inhabitant of the rhizosphere and the endorhiza of P. verrucosa.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
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