Chapter 1. General Aspects of Secondary Metabolism

  1. Prof. Dr. H.-J. Rehm3 and
  2. Dr. G. Reed4
  1. Hans von Döhren1 and
  2. Udo Gräfe2

Published Online: 7 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch1g

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

How to Cite

von Döhren, H. and Gräfe, U. (2001) General Aspects of Secondary Metabolism, in Biotechnology Set, Second Edition (eds H.-J. Rehm and G. Reed), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch1g

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institut für Mikrobiologie, Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 3, D-4400 Münster

  2. 4

    2131 N. Summit Ave., Apartment #304, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1347, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Berlin, Germany

  2. 2

    Jena, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 MAY 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527257621

Online ISBN: 9783527620999

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Keywords:

  • drugs;
  • secondary metabolites;
  • producing organisms;
  • cytodifferentiation;
  • streptomyces

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • 1 Introduction: The Importance of Secondary Metabolites as Drugs

  • Secondary Metabolism, an Expression of Cellular and Organismic Individuality

  • The Biosynthetic Pathways

  • Variability of Structures of Secondary Metabolites

  • Future Perspectives: New Products of the Secondary Metabolism