Molecules 2012, 17(3), 2367-2377; doi:10.3390/molecules17032367
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Beauvericin, a Bioactive Compound Produced by Fungi: A Short Review

College of Agricultural Resource and Environment, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China
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Received: 21 January 2012; in revised form: 15 February 2012 / Accepted: 17 February 2012 / Published: 24 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Abstract: Beauvericin is a cyclic hexadepsipeptide mycotoxin, which has insecticidal, antimicrobial, antiviral and cytotoxic activities. It is a potential agent for pesticides and medicines. This paper reviews the bioactivity, fermentation and biosynthesis of the fungal product beauvericin.
Keywords: beauvericin; bioactive compound; antibiotic; mycotoxin; Fusarium spp

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Wang, Q.; Xu, L. Beauvericin, a Bioactive Compound Produced by Fungi: A Short Review. Molecules 2012, 17, 2367-2377.

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Wang Q, Xu L. Beauvericin, a Bioactive Compound Produced by Fungi: A Short Review. Molecules. 2012; 17(3):2367-2377.

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Wang, Qinggui; Xu, Lijian. 2012. "Beauvericin, a Bioactive Compound Produced by Fungi: A Short Review." Molecules 17, no. 3: 2367-2377.

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