Meroterpenoids produced by fungi

Nat Prod Rep. 2009 Aug;26(8):1063-94. doi: 10.1039/b820413f. Epub 2009 Jun 19.


This review deals with the isolation and structure elucidation of meroterpenoids (natural products of mixed biosynthetic origin which are partially derived from terpenoids) from higher and lower fungi, and discusses biosynthetic studies and biological activities as appropriate. It describes 333 fungal meroterpenoids and cites 195 references.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biological Products* / chemistry
  • Biological Products* / isolation & purification
  • Fungi / chemistry*
  • Terpenes* / chemistry
  • Terpenes* / isolation & purification


  • Biological Products
  • Terpenes