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Greener Journal of  Biological Sciences Vol. 3 (10), pp. 357-364, December 2013.

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Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 112913995


Microbial Transformation of Natural Products


Helmi Yousif Alfarra* and Muhammad Nor Omar



Department of Biotechnology, Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia,Bandar Indera Mahkota, Jalan Istana, 25200, Kunatan, Pahang, Malaysia.



*Corresponding Author’s Email: helmiyousif @ gmail. com, mnoromar @ iiu. edu. my


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.

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