• antifungal
  • So far, ten species belonging to this genus have been found to be pathogenic to plants: S. scabiei S. acidiscabies S. europaeiscabiei S. luridiscabiei S. niveiscabiei S. puniciscabiei S. reticuliscabiei S. stelliscabiei S. turgidiscabies (scab disease in potatoes) S. ipomoeae (soft rot disease in sweet potatoes) Streptomyces is the largest antibiotic-producing genus, producing antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic drugs, and also a wide range of other bioactive compounds, such as immunosuppressants. (wikipedia.org)
  • acid
  • A recent study has shown that the anthraquinone component of lac dye also possess antineoplastic or anticancer effect It is proposed that lac insects employ polyketide pathway catalysed by polyketide synthase to produce laccaic acid D, a common precursor molecule for the biosynthesis of other lac dye constituents. (wikipedia.org)