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Industrial Applications

Volume 10 of the series The Mycota pp 123-149

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Non-β-Lactam Antibiotics

  • Gerhard ErkelAffiliated withDepartment of Biotechnology, University of Kaiserslautern Email author 

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Abstract

Some of the most important clinically useful antifungal and antibacterial drugs as well as the most important class of agrochemical fungicides are derived from fungal secondary metabolites. Several new options are now available for treating serious fungal and bacterial infections, such as echinocandins and retapamulin. This review focuses on currently known and recently developed antifungal and antibacterial agents from fungal origin. In addition, emerging therapeutic options are discussed.