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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For instance, meristematic cells give rise to secondary metabolites as part of the plant's survival strategy under stress conditions imposed by living microorganisms (biotic stress) or the physical environment (abiotic stress).
In such cases, further insight into the biosynthetic origin, including potential microbial symbionts and, the specific genes involved in the biosynthesis of these secondary metabolites may provide options for supplying sufficient amounts of marine compounds for clinical testing and commercialization (Sipkema et al.
The content of secondary metabolites including active compounds are also dependent on harvesting time, temperature, post-harvest storage, drying, extraction and processing of the final product (Jahangir et al.
Plant secondary metabolites play a very important role in its defense mechanism.
We measured one hydroxylated monoester and three oxidized secondary metabolites of DEHP and DiNP, respectively.
albida confirms that AM symbiosis enhances the production of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants.
A special feature of higher plants is their capacity to produce a large number of secondary metabolites (Castello et al.
Secondary metabolites have lower decision concentrations but are likely to detect other related disorders.
Several attempts were made in order to obtain a high yield of secondary metabolites by applying exogenous phytohormonon.
In spite of the extensive reports about the presence of endophytes in these commercial crops, very little is known about the secondary metabolites produced by them.
The preliminary tests for the detection of secondary metabolites were carried out for all the extracts of Trichosanthes cucumerina L.
They are secondary metabolites that have been correlated with seedling inhibition and crude extracts from fungal cultures have been shown to produce blight-like symptoms on chickpeas (1, 3).

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