Bacterial distribution of the use of succinyl and acetyl blocking groups in diaminopimelic acid biosynthesis

J Bacteriol. 1970 Jan;101(1):323-4. doi: 10.1128/jb.101.1.323-324.1970.


The use of acetate, rather than succinate, as a blocking group in diaminopimelate biosynthesis has been found only in species of the genus Bacillus.

MeSH terms

  • Acetates / pharmacology*
  • Bacillus / drug effects
  • Bacillus / metabolism*
  • Bacteria / enzymology
  • Pimelic Acids / biosynthesis*
  • Succinates / pharmacology*


  • Acetates
  • Pimelic Acids
  • Succinates