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Metabolites from Alternaria Fungi and Their Bioactivities

MOA Key Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
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Molecules 2013, 18(5), 5891-5935; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules18055891
Received: 18 March 2013 / Revised: 6 May 2013 / Accepted: 16 May 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
Alternaria is a cosmopolitan fungal genus widely distributing in soil and organic matter. It includes saprophytic, endophytic and pathogenic species. At least 268 metabolites from Alternaria fungi have been reported in the past few decades. They mainly include nitrogen-containing metabolites, steroids, terpenoids, pyranones, quinones, and phenolics. This review aims to briefly summarize the structurally different metabolites produced by Alternaria fungi, as well as their occurrences, biological activities and functions. Some considerations related to synthesis, biosynthesis, production and applications of the metabolites from Alternaria fungi are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: metabolites; Alternaria fungi; biological activities; phytotoxins; mycotoxins; endophytes; plant pathogens metabolites; Alternaria fungi; biological activities; phytotoxins; mycotoxins; endophytes; plant pathogens
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Lou, J.; Fu, L.; Peng, Y.; Zhou, L. Metabolites from Alternaria Fungi and Their Bioactivities. Molecules 2013, 18, 5891-5935.

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