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Metabolites from endophytes of the medicinal plant Erythrina crista-galli

  • D Weber
  • S Gorzalczany
  • V Martino
  • C Acevedo
  • Olov Sterner
  • T Anke
Publishing year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 467-477
Publication/Series: Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung. Section C: A Journal of Biosciences
Volume: 60c
Issue: 5-6
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Verlag der Zeitschrift für Naturforschung

Abstract english

Erythrina crista-galli (Fabaceae) is used in Argentinean ethnopharmacology as anti-inflammatory medication, narcotic, desinfectant, and for the treatment of wounds. The common name of the tree is "ceibo" or coral tree. The dominating endophytes in E. crista-galli all belong to the genus Phomopsis as identified by microscopic features and the analysis of their ITS sequences. To investigate a possible contribution of Phomopsis spp. to the metabolites found in the plant, twelve different isolates were cultivated in different media. Besides several new metabolites a number of known compounds were detected: mellein, nectriapyrone, 4-hydroxymellein, scytalone, tyrosol, clavatol, mevinic acid, and mevalonolactone.


  • Organic Chemistry


  • ISSN: 0939-5075
Olov Sterner
E-mail: olov [dot] sterner [at] chem [dot] lu [dot] se


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