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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : ( 742) Last page : ( 748)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00118.3

Endophytes for Antimicrobial Activity-A Review

Sundaramoorthy Shoba, Gunasekaran Shylaja, Anitha Uma, Arunachalam Sathiavelu, Sathiavelu Mythili*

School of Bio-Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: smythili@vit.ac.in

Online published on 30 July, 2015.


Endophytes are the microorganisms present in living tissues of various plants, establishing mutual relationship apparently without any symptom of diseases. Plant Endophytes have been considered as one of the important and novel source of natural bioactive compounds. This review mainly deals with the progression of research on antimicrobial compounds from endophytes of various medicinal plants and also the importance of endophytes producing bioactive compounds is discussed.



Endophytes, Medicinal plants, Natural product, Anti microbial secondary metabolites.


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