Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 745–747 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents and Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oil of a Marine-Derived Fungus from the South China Sea

  • Shichang Zhang
  • Lu Wen
  • Yu Luo
  • Wuhai Chen
  • Gang Chen

Mangrove forests have often been regarded as one of the most productive ecosystems in (sub)tropical coastal waters. Sesarmid crabs are important for the ecological functions of mangrove ecosystems because they consume a large proportion of annual primary production [1, 2, 3]. There are limited literature data to show that Sesarmid crabs produce interesting natural products and, more recently, evidence of the ecological roles of these metabolites. To date, there are no reports on secondary metabolites of the symbiotic fungus from Sesarmid crabs. In continuation of our research on biological activities of essential oils and their components from the high value marine-derived fungus, the present work focuses on the chemical composition of the essential oil obtained from the marine-derived fungus Sporothrix sp. collected from Zhanjiang in the South China Sea and their potential antibacterial effects on food-borne spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PharmacyGuangdong Pharmaceutical UniversityGuangzhouP. R. China

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