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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Identification of lichen X.parietina and secondary metabolite parietin: Potassium hydroxide (10%) was added drop by drop on the thallus of orange lichen attached with tree bark.
Centella asiatica (also known as gotu kola) is another plant that depends upon secondary metabolites called triterpenoids to thrive in the different climate zones of subtropical and tropical regions.
The siderophores present in the secondary metabolites of bacteria are known to play bioactive roles, including the chelation of metals (21).
Results: Secondary metabolites of aspergillus were active against Mycobacterium tuberculosis whereas those of penicillium showed no significant inhibitory activity (p>0.05).
Chemical elicitors versus secondary metabolite production in vitro using plant cell, tissue and organ cultures: recent trends and a sky eye view appraisal.
It contains numerous secondary metabolites of medicinal importance including steroidal lactones and alkaloids (Sridhar and Naidu, 2011) which are used for the preparation of traditional folk medicines to cure various ailments (Ding et al., 2012).
The corresponding eluents were concentrated under vacuum at 40[degrees]C to constant weights to obtain the constituents labeled C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, and C6 and stored at 4[degrees]C prior to analysis of antioxidant activities and determination of secondary metabolite contents.
Pati, "In vitro propagation of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal," in Protocols for In Vitro Cultures and Secondary Metabolite Analysis of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, pp.
An anti-biofilm secondary metabolites from streptomyces strain sdLi expressed broad-spectrum antibiofilm activity possibly by interfering with their QS systems against six different species producing strong biofilm and multi-drug resistance.
The present research work was carried out for the analysis of secondary metabolites in callus culture of Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schard.
Secondary metabolite accumulation in plants in the course of plant symbiotic fungal interaction definitely impels the development of attractive strategies to bring medicinal plants cultivation into a new era for pharmaceutical purposes.

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