Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Bioprospecting for Microbial Endophytes and Their Natural Products

Bioprospecting for Microbial Endophytes and Their Natural Products Endophytic microorganisms are to be found in virtually every plant on earth. These organisms reside in the living tissues of the host plant and do so in a variety of relationships, ranging from symbiotic to slightly pathogenic. Because of what appears to be their contribution to the host plant, the endophytes may produce a plethora of substances of potential use to modern medicine, agriculture, and industry. Novel antibiotics, antimycotics, immunosuppressants, and anticancer compounds are only a few examples of what has been found after the isolation, culture, purification, and characterization of some choice endophytes in the recent past. The potential prospects of finding new drugs that may be effective candidates for treating newly developing diseases in humans, plants, and animals are great. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews American Society For Microbiology

Bioprospecting for Microbial Endophytes and Their Natural Products

Bioprospecting for Microbial Endophytes and Their Natural Products

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews , Volume 67 (4): 491 – Dec 1, 2003

Abstract

Endophytic microorganisms are to be found in virtually every plant on earth. These organisms reside in the living tissues of the host plant and do so in a variety of relationships, ranging from symbiotic to slightly pathogenic. Because of what appears to be their contribution to the host plant, the endophytes may produce a plethora of substances of potential use to modern medicine, agriculture, and industry. Novel antibiotics, antimycotics, immunosuppressants, and anticancer compounds are only a few examples of what has been found after the isolation, culture, purification, and characterization of some choice endophytes in the recent past. The potential prospects of finding new drugs that may be effective candidates for treating newly developing diseases in humans, plants, and animals are great.

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-society-for-microbiology/bioprospecting-for-microbial-endophytes-and-their-natural-products-drsducb4eM

References (81)

Publisher
American Society For Microbiology
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by the American Society For Microbiology.
ISSN
1092-2172
eISSN
1092-2172
DOI
10.1128/MMBR.67.4.491-502.2003
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Endophytic microorganisms are to be found in virtually every plant on earth. These organisms reside in the living tissues of the host plant and do so in a variety of relationships, ranging from symbiotic to slightly pathogenic. Because of what appears to be their contribution to the host plant, the endophytes may produce a plethora of substances of potential use to modern medicine, agriculture, and industry. Novel antibiotics, antimycotics, immunosuppressants, and anticancer compounds are only a few examples of what has been found after the isolation, culture, purification, and characterization of some choice endophytes in the recent past. The potential prospects of finding new drugs that may be effective candidates for treating newly developing diseases in humans, plants, and animals are great.

Journal

Microbiology and Molecular Biology ReviewsAmerican Society For Microbiology

Published: Dec 1, 2003

There are no references for this article.