Inhibitory effect of curromycins and their esters on plant transformation

Hiroshi Kanzaki, Toshitsune Ichioka, Akio Kobayashi, Kazuyoshi Kawazu

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Curromycins A and B, antibiotics specific to Agrobacterium tumefaciens, inhibited crown gall formation on potato tubers. Their esters showed potent inhibitory activity against crown gall formation without any antibacterial activity. The change in biological activity of curromycins by simple esterification was similar to our previous observation in oxazolomycin. Curromycin esters are possible chemical probes to study the mechanism for plant transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1535-1537
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996


  • Agrobacterium tumefaciens
  • Inhibitor of crown gall formation
  • Potato tuber disk assay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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