A Further Study of the Substrate Constituents of the Fungus Annulohypoxylon boveri var. microspora
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Endophytes refer to a bacterial (including actinomycete) or fungal microorganism growing in the tissues of their host plants without causing apparent disease symptoms [1, 2, 3]. The host plants offer the endophytes a unique biotope, the growth in which involves continual metabolic interactions with the hosts. Such interactions may enhance the synthesis of secondary metabolites . Hence, endophytes represent an unexplored source of bioactive metabolites. As a result, many fungal endophytes have been cultured and subjected to detailed investigations during the past two decades, which has led to the chemical characterization and biological evaluation of a large number of natural products with novel structures and interesting biological activities [4, 5, 6].
In the course of our studies on secondary metabolites of endophytic fungi from medicinal plants, a fungal strain of Annulohypoxylon boveri var. microsporawas collected from Fu-Shan Botanical Garden, I-lan County, Taiwan. We have...
The author (Yueh-Hsiung Kuo) contributed equally to this work and should both be regarded as first author of this publication. The authors also thank Senior Technician Mrs. Chyi-Jia Wang of the Center for Resources, Research and Development (CRRD) of Kaohsiung Medical University for measuring the 2D NMR data.
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