Metabolites from endophytes of the medicinal plant Erythrina crista-galli

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Erythrina crista-galli (Fabaceae) is used in Argentinean ethnopharmacology as anti-inflammatory medication, narcotic, desinfectant, and for the treatment of wounds. The common name of the tree is "ceibo" or coral tree. The dominating endophytes in E. crista-galli all belong to the genus Phomopsis as identified by microscopic features and the analysis of their ITS sequences. To investigate a possible contribution of Phomopsis spp. to the metabolites found in the plant, twelve different isolates were cultivated in different media. Besides several new metabolites a number of known compounds were detected: mellein, nectriapyrone, 4-hydroxymellein, scytalone, tyrosol, clavatol, mevinic acid, and mevalonolactone.


  • D Weber
  • S Gorzalczany
  • V Martino
  • C Acevedo
  • Olov Sterner
  • T Anke
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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-477
JournalZeitschrift fuer Naturforschung. Section C: A Journal of Biosciences
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)