Rosario Nicoletti

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Studies on production of secondary metabolites by fungi have received a substantial boost lately, particularly with reference to applications of their biological properties in human medicine. Funicones represent a series of related compounds for which there is accumulating evidence supporting their possible use as pharmaceuticals. This paper provides a(More)
It is known that plant-based ethnomedicine represented the foundation of modern pharmacology and that many pharmaceuticals are derived from compounds occurring in plant extracts. This track still stimulates a worldwide investigational activity aimed at identifying novel bioactive products of plant origin. However, the discovery that endophytic fungi are(More)
In recent years, the search for novel natural compounds with bioactive properties has received a remarkable boost in view of their possible pharmaceutical exploitation. In this respect the sea is entitled to hold a prominent place, considering the potential of the manifold animals and plants interacting in this ecological context, which becomes even greater(More)
The genus Penicillium is ubiquitous and its species are commonly recovered from every kind of substrate and environmental conditions. Therefore, not surprisingly, Penicillium strains are commonly reported in investigations dealing with fungal endophytic assemblages of plants in both natural and anthropic contexts. As such they are implicated in more or less(More)
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