Bifurcate evolution of quinone synthetases in basidiomycetes.
Seibold PS, Lawrinowitz S, Raztsou I, Gressler M, Arndt HD, Stallforth P, Hoffmeister D 2023 Bifurcate evolution of quinone synthetases in basidiomycetes. Fungal Biol Biotechnol 10, 14-14.
The terphenylquinones represent an ecologically remarkable class of basidiomycete natural products as they serve as central precursors of pigments and compounds that impact on microbial consortia by modulating bacterial biofilms and motility. This study addressed the phylogenetic origin of the quinone synthetases that assemble the key terphenylquinones polyporic acid and atromentin.