Zwittermicin A: A Promising Aminopolyol Antibiotic from Biocontrol Bacteria

Author(s): Estibaliz Sansinenea , Aurelio Ortiz .

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 16 , Issue 8 , 2012

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Abstract:

(+)-Zwittermicin A is a highly polar, water-soluble aminopolyol antibiotic isolated from the soil-born bacterium B. cereus with significant activity against phytopathogenic fungi. The rising interest in zwittermicin A as a “green” biopesticide, has stimulated studies of its unique biosynthesis, mechanism of action and its organic synthesis. This review summarizes the current state of this antibiotic. A main focus of this review is the description of the chemistry of this compound including its synthesis.

Keywords: Zwittermicin A, Antibiotic, Biological control, Bacillus.

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VOLUME: 16
ISSUE: 8
Year: 2012
Page: [978 - 987]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/138527212800194737
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