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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In the present review, we present the relationship of EEs and certain NEEs in SM production and review the application of elicitors in plants cultivated in soil, inert substrates or in vitro and the relationship between elicitors, EEs and NEEs on secondary metabolite production in plant.
com/articles/s41598-017-00893-3) the open-access paper , titled "Fungal volatile compounds induce production of the secondary metabolite Sodorifen in Serratia plymuthica PRI-2C," that bacteria and fungi respond to each other.
Development of medium that produce high yields of a desired secondary metabolite is still empirical to a considerable degree (Demain, 1973).
These secondary metabolite including phenolics brassinosteroids jasmonates salicylates polyamines etc.
In some cases, non-toxic form of the produced secondary metabolite gets converted into a toxic form, often by bacteria, in the predator's digestive tract.
Mono(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate, a secondary metabolite of both DBP and di-n-octyl phthalate, was associated with several thyroid measures in both age groups, whereas other DBP metabolites were not associated with thyroid measures.
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.
This is the first report of the secondary metabolite kojic acid from an endophytic fungus isolated from sugar cane leaf.
The 1083 bp sequence obtained as a result of this effort was found to be similar to an RD-PKS involved in secondary metabolite production from the necrotrophic fungus Botryotinia fuckeliana, causal agent of gray mold, when compared using BLASTX.
Tokyo, Japan, Mar 8, 2006 - (JCN) - RIKEN announced on March 7 its discovery that reveromycin A, a secondary metabolite of actinomycete, plays a role in treating osteoporosis.
Rocky De Nys for advice and assistance in secondary metabolite identification.

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