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Use of plant hormones to activate silent polyketide biosynthetic pathways in Arthrinium sacchari, a fungus isolated from a spider

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Abstract

Plant hormones were evaluated for their ability to activate fungal secondary metabolite production. Three synthetic cytokinins, kinetin, 6-benzylaminopurine, and forchlorfenuron, showed remarkable enhancement of the production of aromatic polyketides derived from emodin in a fungus, Arthrinium sacchari, and allowed us to isolate a new polyketide. Furthermore, we firstly demonstrated the potential of plant hormones to activate a wide range of fungal secondary metabolite production processes.

Graphical abstract: Use of plant hormones to activate silent polyketide biosynthetic pathways in Arthrinium sacchari, a fungus isolated from a spider

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The article was received on 14 Nov 2018, accepted on 19 Dec 2018 and first published on 20 Dec 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02837K
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, Advance Article
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    Use of plant hormones to activate silent polyketide biosynthetic pathways in Arthrinium sacchari, a fungus isolated from a spider

    Y. Morishita, Y. Okazaki, Y. Y. Luo, J. Nunoki, T. Taniguchi, Y. Oshima and T. Asai, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02837K

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