Biosynthesis of Archetypal Plant Self-Defensive Oxylipins by an Endophytic Fungus Residing in Mangrove Embryos

Ling Ding, Gundela Peschel, Christian Hertweck

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Abstract

A tree's travel companion: a fungal endophyte (Fusarium incarnatum) isolated from a viviparous propagule (embryo) of a mangrove tree produces typical plant defense oxylipins. Stable-isotope labeling experiments revealed that the endophyte biosynthesizes coriolic acid, didehydrocoriolic acid, and an epoxy fatty acid derived from linoleic acid by a process involving Δ(15)-desaturation and 13-lipoxygenation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChembiochem
Volume13
Issue number18
Pages (from-to)2661-2664
Number of pages4
ISSN1439-4227
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coriolic Acid
  • Endophytes
  • Fatty Acids
  • Fusarium
  • Isotopic Labeling

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