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Physiology and Genetics

Volume 15 of the series The Mycota pp 273-296

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Cyclic Peptides and Depsipeptides from Fungi

  • Heidrun AnkeAffiliated withInstitute for Biotechnology and Drug Research, IBWF e.V. Email author 
  • , Luis AnteloAffiliated withInstitute for Biotechnology and Drug Research, IBWF e.V.

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Abstract

This chapter describes the occurrence of cyclic peptides and cyclic depsipeptides within the kingdom Eumycota (true fungi), the diversity of structures and their chemical building blocks, their ecological roles and their different biological activities. Finally, it discusses the importance of cyclic peptides and depsipeptides as drugs and lead compounds for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications.