Cyclic Peptides and Depsipeptides from Fungi

  • Heidrun Anke
  • Luis Antelo
Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 15)


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.


Endophytic Fungus Fusarium Species Cyclic Peptide Penicillium Species Insect Pathogen 
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Work in our Institute was supported by the State of Rhineland–Palatinate, BASF SE, Bayer AG, BMBF and the DFG.


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