Biosynthesis of widespread pigments from bacteria revealed: Researchers from Goethe University and TU Munich decode biosynthesis of aryl polyene pigments

Biosynthesis of widespread pigments from bacteria revealed: Researchers from Goethe University and TU Munich decode biosynthesis of aryl polyene pigments

Bacteria can protect themselves from the attack of free radicals using specific natural products in their membranes. The biosynthesis of one of the most common protective pigments that could also be of interest for the medical and cosmetic industries has now been uncovered.

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