The Biosynthesis of Polyketides

Yuemao Shen, Fanyuan Gan, Liangcheng Du, Xiaojiang Hao

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During recent ten years, the research on biosynthesis of natural products, particularly of polyketides has made staggering progress with the application of the methods and techniques transplanted from molecular biology into bioorganic chemistry. The biosynthetic pathways of natural polyketides were briefly reviewed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-408
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000



  • Biosynthetic pathways
  • Natural products
  • Polyketides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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Shen, Y., Gan, F., Du, L., & Hao, X. (2000). The Biosynthesis of Polyketides. Progress in Chemistry, 12(4), 401-408.