Secondary Metabolites

Some articles on secondary metabolites, metabolites:

Myxococcus Xanthus - Medical Relevance
... xanthus also produces hundreds of potentially valuable secondary metabolites ... xanthus releases over 300 secondary metabolites, many of which are used to lyse the cells of soil microbes on which it feeds ... Many of these secondary metabolites are known to have medicinal properties ...
Botanicals - Modern Herbal Medicine - Biological Background
... These phytochemicals are divided into (1) primary metabolites such as sugars and fats, which are found in all plants and (2) secondary metabolites—compounds which are found in a smaller range of plants, serving a ... For example, some secondary metabolites are toxins used to deter predation and others are pheromones used to attract insects for pollination ... It is these secondary metabolites and pigments that can have therapeutic actions in humans and which can be refined to produce drugs—examples are inulin from the roots of dahlias, quinine from ...

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