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Biogenetic speculation and biosynthetic advances

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Covering: the literature up to 2003

The present article highlights selected instances of the formulation of biogenetic schemes which over the past half century have contributed to our current understanding of the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. These are mostly formed from a small number of primary precursors, which can often be identified by structural analysis. Representative examples of the role of speculation are discussed with particular emphasis on homo- and heterocyclic polyketides and amino acid derived products.

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The article was received on 10 Dec 2003 and first published on 23 Mar 2004

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B311022M
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2004,21, 224-248

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    Biogenetic speculation and biosynthetic advances

    R. Thomas, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2004, 21, 224
    DOI: 10.1039/B311022M

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