Secondary Metabolism In Microorganisms Plants And Animals Pdf
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- The biosynthetic diversity of the animal world
- The natural functions of secondary metabolites
- An Introductory Chapter: Secondary Metabolites
Jennifer S. Forbey, Alan L.
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The biosynthetic diversity of the animal world
Secondary metabolism also called specialized metabolism is a term for pathways and small molecule products of metabolism that are involved in ecological interactions , but are not absolutely required for the survival of the organism. These molecules are sometimes produced by specialized cells , such as laticifers in plants. Examples of secondary metabolites include antibiotics , pigments and scents. The opposite of secondary metabolites are primary metabolites , which are considered to be essential to the normal growth or development of an organism. Secondary metabolites are produced by many microbes , plants , fungi and animals , usually living in crowded habitats , where chemical defense represents a better option than physical escape. As an example can serve sterols , that are products of secondary metabolism, and, at the same time, represent a base for a cell structure.
The natural functions of secondary metabolites
Raja and Ramasamy Vijayakumar. Reviewed: June 26th Published: September 5th Secondary Metabolites - Sources and Applications. The metabolism can be defined as the sum of all the biochemical reactions carried out by an organism. Metabolites are the intermediates and products of metabolism and are usually restricted to small molecules. Though secondary metabolites are derived from primary metabolism, they do not make up basic molecular skeleton of the organism. Its absence does not immediately curtail the life of an organism, a feature contrary to primary metabolite, but survival of the organism is impaired to a larger extent.
The microorganism-microorganism or microorganism-host interactions are the key strategy to colonize and establish in a variety of different environments. These interactions involve all ecological aspects, including physiochemical changes, metabolite exchange, metabolite conversion, signaling, chemotaxis and genetic exchange resulting in genotype selection. In addition, the establishment in the environment depends on the species diversity, since high functional redundancy in the microbial community increases the competitive ability of the community, decreasing the possibility of an invader to establish in this environment. Therefore, these associations are the result of a co-evolution process that leads to the adaptation and specialization, allowing the occupation of different niches, by reducing biotic and abiotic stress or exchanging growth factors and signaling. Microbial interactions occur by the transference of molecular and genetic information, and many mechanisms can be involved in this exchange, such as secondary metabolites, siderophores, quorum sensing system, biofilm formation, and cellular transduction signaling, among others. The ultimate unit of interaction is the gene expression of each organism in response to an environmental biotic or abiotic stimulus, which is responsible for the production of molecules involved in these interactions.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Many of the reactions and compounds involved in metabolism are almost iden tical in the different groups of living organisms. They are known as primary me tabolic reactions and primary metabolic products. In addition, however, a wide variety of biochemical pathways are characteristic of only a few species of organ isms, of single "chemical races," or even of a certain stage of differentiation of specialized cells.
An Introductory Chapter: Secondary Metabolites
Secondary metabolites are often considered within the remit of bacterial or plant research, but animals also contain a plethora of these molecules with important functional roles. Classical feeding studies demonstrate that, whereas some are derived from diet, many of these compounds are made within the animals. In the past 15 years, the genetic and biochemical origin of several animal natural products has been traced to partnerships with symbiotic bacteria.
Jennifer S. Forbey, Alan L.
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