SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • biosynthesis;
  • botcinin;
  • botrylactone;
  • Botrytis cinerea;
  • polyketides

Abstract

Isotopic labelling experiments and the study of mutants with disrupted genes encoding botcinic acid have revealed a common link in the biosynthesis of the polyketide toxins excreted by Botrytis cinerea: botcinins and botrylactones. Furthermore, the results reported here shed light on the origin of the starter unit, thereby solving a long-standing mystery in the biosynthesis of botcinins.