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History of Modern Biotechnology I

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Attention for Chapter 1: The Natural Functions of Secondary Metabolites
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Chapter title
The Natural Functions of Secondary Metabolites
Chapter number 1
Book title
History of Modern Biotechnology I
Published in
Advances in biochemical engineering biotechnology, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/3-540-44964-7_1
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-54-067793-2, 978-3-54-044964-5
Authors

Arnold L. Demain, Aiqi Fang, Demain, Arnold L., Fang, Aiqi

Abstract

Secondary metabolites, including antibiotics, are produced in nature and serve survival functions for the organisms producing them. The antibiotics are a heterogeneous group, the functions of some being related to and others being unrelated to their antimicrobial activities. Secondary metabolites serve: (i) as competitive weapons used against other bacteria, fungi, amoebae, plants, insects, and large animals; (ii) as metal transporting agents; (iii) as agents of symbiosis between microbes and plants, nematodes, insects, and higher animals; (iv) as sexual hormones; and (v) as differentiation effectors. Although antibiotics are not obligatory for sporulation, some secondary metabolites (including antibiotics) stimulate spore formation and inhibit or stimulate germination. Formation of secondary metabolites and spores are regulated by similar factors. This similarity could insure secondary metabolite production during sporulation. Thus the secondary metabolite can: (i) slow down germination of spores until a less competitive environment and more favorable conditions for growth exist; (ii) protect the dormant or initiated spore from consumption by amoebae; or (iii) cleanse the immediate environment of competing microorganisms during germination.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 1%
Germany 3 <1%
Denmark 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Mauritius 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Other 6 1%
Unknown 492 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 114 22%
Student > Bachelor 110 21%
Student > Master 110 21%
Researcher 42 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 26 5%
Other 66 13%
Unknown 50 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 198 38%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 107 21%
Chemistry 67 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 21 4%
Engineering 15 3%
Other 48 9%
Unknown 62 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 August 2014.
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#3,825,429
of 14,403,834 outputs
Outputs from Advances in biochemical engineering biotechnology
#36
of 194 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#69,022
of 282,126 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Advances in biochemical engineering biotechnology
#4
of 23 outputs
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