Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 136–142 | Cite as

Bioactive natural products from endophytes: A review

  • B. Guo
  • Y. Wang
  • X. Sun
  • K. TangEmail author


Endophytes, microorganisms that reside in the internal tissues of living plants without causing any immediate overt negative effects, have been found in every plant species examined to date and recognized as potential sources of novel natural products for exploitation in medicine, agriculture, and industry with more and more bioactive natural products isolated from the microorganisms. In this review, we focus mainly on bioactive natural products from endophytic microorganisms by their different functional roles. The prospect and facing problems of isolating natural products from endophytes are also discussed.


Apply Biochemistry Taxol Artemisinin Endophytic Fungus Pectin Lyase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, School of Agriculture and Biology, School of Life Science and TechnologyShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiP.R. China
  2. 2.Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiP.R. China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, School of Life SciencesFudan UniversityShanghaiP.R. China

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