Aspergillus Niger: A hundred years of contribution to the natural products chemistry

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Abstract

Aspergillus Niger is a phytopathogenic fungus responsible for the plant disease called "black mold", and it is considered the most versatile microorganism for producing acids, proteins, and enzymes of industrial value, besides a variety of compounds of pharmacological interest. This review presents a century of contribution of A. Niger in the natural products chemistry under two different perspectives: (i) an overview of the structural diversity of secondary metabolites produced by A. Niger from different habitats and their biological activities; (ii) a general discussion of the enzymatic potential of A. Niger on the selective biotransformation of terpenes, highlighting the most uncommon microbial transformations.

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Lima, M. A. S., De Oliveira, M. D. C. F., Pimenta, A. T. Á., & Uchôa, P. K. S. (2019). Aspergillus Niger: A hundred years of contribution to the natural products chemistry. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society. Sociedade Brasileira de Quimica. https://doi.org/10.21577/0103-5053.20190080

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