secondary metabolite

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sec·on·dar·y me·tab·o·lite

a metabolite synthesized in a step in secondary metabolism.

secondary metabolite

a product of microbial cells in culture when growth is slowing down. While having no obvious role in the cellular physiology of the producer, secondary metabolites are sometimes most useful to humans, e.g. as antibiotics. Compare PRIMARY METABOLITE.
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Furthermore, 13c- and 14c-labelling experiments will be performed to trace the fate of carbon from primary to secondary metabolites.
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Phytochemical analysis demonstrated the presence of higherquantities of carbohydrates, proteins and secondary metabolites in methanol compared to other extracting solvents.
Medicinal plants and microbe are a rich source of secondary metabolites.
0 ug/ml) was selected for further investigation on its secondary metabolites.
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Contamination of nuts by the fungus Aspergillus and by aflatoxins, produced from infections as secondary metabolites, cause serious economic and health-related problems.
After this, the secondary metabolites of the fungus was separated from mycelia by vacuum filtration.
Although good growth may occur in many media, secondary metabolites may only be produced in a specific medium (Bentley and Kiel, 1962).

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