Natural occurrence of boron-containing compounds in plants, algae and microorganisms

Valery M. Dembitsky*, Reem Smoum, Abed Aziz Al-Quntar, Hijazi Abu Ali, Inna Pergament, Morris Srebnik

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Abstract

Discovery of naturally-occurring boron compounds, all ionophoric polyketide macrodiolide antibiotics with a single boron atom critical for activity, established at least one biochemical role of boron. This review focuses primarily on presence and distribution of boron-containing compounds in vascular plants, marine algal species, and microorganisms.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)931-942
Number of pages12
JournalPlant Science
Volume163
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2002

Keywords

  • Algae
  • Boron-containing compounds
  • Microorganisms
  • Plants

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