ZEITSCHRIFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG C-A JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES, vol.59, no.5-6, pp.389-392, 2004 (SCI-Expanded)
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ZEITSCHRIFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG C-A JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
(-)-carvone, microbial transformation, antimicrobial activity, ESSENTIAL OILS, BIOTRANSFORMATION, CONSTITUENTS, MONOTERPENES, PRODUCTS
Anadolu University Affiliated:
The cyclic monoterpene ketone (-)-carvone was metabolized by the plant pathogenic fungus Absidia glauca. After 4 days of incubation, the diol 10-hydroxy-(+)-neodihydrocarveol was formed. The absolute configuration and structure of the crystalline substance was identified by means of X-ray diffraction and by spectroscopic techniques (MS, IR and NMR). The antimicrobial activity of the substrate and metabolite was assayed with human pathogenic microorganisms.