Greener Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 3 (10), pp. 357-364, December 2013.
© 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 112913995
Microbial Transformation of Natural Products
Helmi Yousif Alfarra* and Muhammad Nor Omar
Department of Biotechnolo Bandar Indera Mahkota, Jalan Istana, 25200, Kunatan, Pahang, Malaysia.
This article revises the current state of microbial transformation use in natural products. It represents the results of the most recent reports. Due to the importance of this transformation, there is still a strong need to intensify the direction of microbial transformation of the natural product compounds, besides exploiting more microorganisms that might be the used biocatalysts in producing the novel materials for pharmaceutical purposes.
Keywords: Biotransformation, Biocatalysts, Natural products, Microbial transformation.