Myxobacteria are unique gram-negative bacteria characterized by the gliding nature and forming fruiting bodies upon starvation. They were not yet intensively studied because of the difficulties in their isolation and cultivation. However, myxobacteria have recently been recognized as a new and rich source of secondary metabolites which produce novel lead compounds, such as well known anticancer compounds, epothilons. 1,2 In the course of our continuing search for novel secondary metabolites from myxobacteria,…
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