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Are we ready for industrial production of bioactive plant secondary metabolites utilizing endophytes?

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Abstract

The prospect of endophytes capable of producing associated plant natural products with therapeutic potential is undeniable. However, the unyielding struggle so far to transform these potential sources into sustainable microbial manufacturers on a commercial scale has been disappointing. In this Viewpoint, we address this trade-off between endophyte discovery and viable industrial application.

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The article was received on 04 Apr 2011 and first published on 01 Jun 2011


Article type: Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1039/C1NP00030F
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011,28, 1203-1207
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    Are we ready for industrial production of bioactive plant secondary metabolites utilizing endophytes?

    S. Kusari and M. Spiteller, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011, 28, 1203
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NP00030F

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