Salinipyrones and pacificanones, mixed-precursor polyketides from the marine actinomycete Salinispora pacifica.

Chemical examination of a phylogenetically unique strain of the obligate marine actinomycete Salinispora pacifica led to the discovery of four new polyketides, salinipyrones A and B ( 1, 2) and pacificanones A and B ( 3, 4). These compounds appear to be derived from a mixed-precursor polyketide biosynthesis involving acetate, propionate, and butyrate… CONTINUE READING