Planta Med 2020; 86(12): 805-821
DOI: 10.1055/a-1196-1906
Biological and Pharmacological Activity
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A Systematic Review on Secondary Metabolites of Paecilomyces Species: Chemical Diversity and Biological Activity

Xiu-Qi Li
1  Tobacco Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Qingdao, Peopleʼs Republic of China
2  Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
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Kuo Xu
1  Tobacco Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Qingdao, Peopleʼs Republic of China
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Xin-Min Liu
1  Tobacco Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Qingdao, Peopleʼs Republic of China
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1  Tobacco Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Qingdao, Peopleʼs Republic of China
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Supported by: National Natural Science Foundation of China 31700295
Supported by: Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program of China ASTIP-TRIC05

Abstract

Fungi are well known for their ability to synthesize secondary metabolites, which have proven to be a rich resource for exploring lead compounds with medicinal and/or agricultural importance. The genera Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Talaromyces are the most widely studied fungal groups, from which a plethora of bioactive metabolites have been characterized. However, relatively little attention has been paid to the genus Paecilomyces, which has been reported to possess great potential for its application as a biocontrol agent. Meanwhile, a wide structural array of metabolites with attractive bioactivities has been reported from this genus. This review attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of Paecilomyces species, with emphasis on the chemical diversity and relevant biological activities of these metabolic products. Herein, a total of 148 compounds and 80 references are cited in this review, which is expected to be beneficial for the development of medicines and agrochemicals in the near future.

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Publication History

Received: 25 March 2020

Accepted after revision: 30 May 2020

Publication Date:
09 July 2020 (online)

Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Stuttgart · New York