Microporus is a genus of fungi in the family Polyporaceae. The genus has a widespread distribution and, according to a 2008 estimate, contains 11 species.[3] The genus name combines the Ancient Greek words μικρός ("small") and πόρος ("pore").[4]

Microporus
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Microporus affinis
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Microporus

P.Beauv. (1805)
Type species
Microporus perula
P.Beauv. (1804)
Species

11 species, see text

Synonyms[2]

SpeciesEdit

As of January 2017, Index Fungorum accepts 12 species in Microporus:[5]

ChemistryEdit

Seven novel diterpene molecules, microporenic acids A–G, were isolated from the cultures of an undescribed species of Microporus found in the Kakamega Forest of Kenya. These compounds have antimicrobial activity against several Gram-positive bacteria, and also inhibit the formation of biofilm by Staphylococcus aureus.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ryvarden, Leif (1973). "New genera in the Polyporaceae". Norwegian Journal of Botany. 30 (1): 1–5.
  2. ^ "Synonymy: Microporus P. Beauv". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  3. ^ Kirk, P.M.; Cannon, P.F.; Minter, D.W.; Stalpers, J.A. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 426. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.
  4. ^ Donk, M.A. (1960). "The generic names proposed for Polyporaceae". Persoonia. 1 (2): 173–302.
  5. ^ Kirk, P.M. "Species Fungorum (version 23rd December 2016). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  6. ^ Ryvarden, Leif (1975). "Studies in the Aphyllophorales of Africa 3. Three new polypores from Zaïre". Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique. 45: 197–203.
  7. ^ Chepkirui, Clara; Yuyama, Kamila T.; Wanga, Lucy A.; Decock, Cony; Matasyoh, Josphat C.; Abraham, Wolf-Rainer; Stadler, Marc (2018). "Microporenic acids A–G, biofilm inhibitors, and antimicrobial agents from the basidiomycete Microporus species". Journal of Natural Products. doi:10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b00764.