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DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-74543-3_6
Title (Primary) Secondary metabolites of soil streptomycetes in biotic interactions
Title (Secondary) Secondary metabolites in soil ecology
Author Tarkka, M.; Hampp, R.
Publisher Karlovsky, P.
Journal Soil Biology
Year 2008
Department BOOEK
Volume 14
Page From 107
Page To 126
Language englisch
Abstract Streptomyces spp. are ubiquitous in soil microbial communities, and more than 500 species have been described thus far. The streptomycetes are generally saprophytic organisms which spend the majority of their life cycles as semidormant spores (Mayfield et al. 1972). During the life cycle, streptomycete spores germinate to produce substrate mycelium, which during maturation fragments into chains of spores. The substrate mycelium uses extracellular hydrolytic enzymes to gain nutrition from organic compounds that resist degradation by many other microbial groups, e.g. plant and fungal cell wall polysaccharides and insect exoskeletons.
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Tarkka, M., Hampp, R. (2008):
Secondary metabolites of soil streptomycetes in biotic interactions
In: Karlovsky, P. (ed.)
Secondary metabolites in soil ecology
Soil Biology 14
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 107 - 126