Termine Fungiculture – A Hidden Treasure Trove
Natural Products from Insect-associated Microbes
Studying the microbiome of social insects, such as termites, helps to identify new aspects of small-molecule mediated symbiotic relations. At the same time it serves platform to identify new antibacterial and antifungal agents.
We use various different culturing techniques to study metabolite production of genome-sequenced isolates and microbial communities. Targeted analysis of our isolates in axenic and co-cultures revealed several new natural product classes showing a diverse set of biological activities.
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