Compounds formed from five isoprene units; often have a tricyclic structure; formed from geranylfarnesylpyrophosphate (for example, cochliobolin B).
[L. sestertius, two and one-half, fr. semis, half, + tertius, third, + terpene]
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revealed the presence of sesterterpenes [6, 7], sesquiterpenes [8, 9], macrolides [10], indole and AY- carboline alkaloids [11-13].
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