Deoxyviolacein is a minor, more hydrophobic co-metabolite of violacein. While its presence has been long recognised in “purified” violacein, separation of deoxyviolacein has not been undertaken. Lack of availability has restricted more extensive investigation of deoxyviolacein.
- Pseudodeoxyviolacein, a new red pigment produced by the tryptophan metabolism of Chromobacterium violaceum. Hoshono T. et al., Biosci. Biotech. Biochem. 1994, 58, 279.