Bioactive natural products from endophytes: A review


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.


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Published in Russian in Prikladnaya Biokhimiya i Mikrobiologiya, 2008, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 153–158.

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Guo, B., Wang, Y., Sun, X. et al. Bioactive natural products from endophytes: A review. Appl Biochem Microbiol 44, 136–142 (2008).

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