Endophytes: Natural Warehouse of Bioactive Compounds

Satish, S. and Baker, Syed (2012) Endophytes: Natural Warehouse of Bioactive Compounds. Drug Invention Today, 4 (11). ISSN 0975-7619

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Endophytes are microorganisms that reside asymptomatically in the tissues of higher plants and reported to be promising source of bioactive compounds. Bioactive compounds discovery is a multidisciplinary endeavor that includes the search for new pharmaceuticals from various sources. Endophytes secrete structurally diversified bioactive compounds as secondary metabolite via fermentation process and can be inexhaustible and sustainable resource. Perusal of studies reported so far envisioned that endophytes forms ware house of biologically active compounds. Modern technologies have opened new avenue on endophytic research for highly sustainable and economically feasible novel natural products which are presumed to push forward the frontiers of drug discovery. The present review has compiled reports of diverse class of valuable secondary metabolites produced by endophytes of pharmaceutical importance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agriculture Biological Sciences > Microbiology
University of Mysore > PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Agriculture Biological Sciences > Microbiology
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Microbiology
Depositing User: Kodandarama
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 05:56
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 05:56
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/15234

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