Author(s): Barrero AF, Herrador MM, Artega P, Gonzlez JA, Arteaga JF
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Abstract The heterocyclic C15 apocarotenoid 1 was isolated from mated cultures of the strains F986 (+) and F921 (−) of Blakeslea trispora. This new compound formed during sexual interaction is a minor constituent of the culture media and its structure was elucidated by spectroscopic data, including 2D-NMR. A plausible biosynthetic pathway involving a double degradation of β-carotene, followed by several oxidations of the resulting monocyclofarnesane C15 fragment is proposed.
This article was published in Molecules
and referenced in Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography