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Mol Biosyst. 2009 Jun;5(6):567-74. doi: 10.1039/b901287g. Epub 2009 Apr 23.

Myxobacteria--'microbial factories' for the production of bioactive secondary metabolites.

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Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Abstract

In this article, we briefly review the potential of myxobacteria as 'natural product factories' by highlighting results from the recently sequenced myxobacterial model strain Myxococcus xanthus. We will focus on the production of polyketides, non-ribosomally-made peptides, and their hybrids, and discuss the evaluation of biosynthetic potential using genome-based methods, as well as biosynthetic process engineering.

PMID:
19462013
DOI:
10.1039/b901287g
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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