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Fig. 2 | Fungal Biology and Biotechnology

Fig. 2

From: Filamentous ascomycetes fungi as a source of natural pigments

Fig. 2

a Structure of polyketide pigments followed by two examples of some classes of fungal polyketide pigments. Acetyl-CoA serves as a building block, condensation of acetyl unit with malonyl units and simultaneously decarboxylation result in polycarbonyl compounds that serve as substrates for various cyclases that produce aromatic compounds. b General carotenoid structure followed by two examples of a carotene and a xanthophyll carotenoid [5, 44, 45]

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