Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Compound Class: an alkaloid

Superclasses: a secondary metabolite

Alkaloids are naturally occurring heterocyclic compounds that contain nitrogen and an alkaline pH (hence the name).

Alkaloids are secondary metabolites, and have a marked physiological action on animal physiology. They are produced by a large variety of organisms, including bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals.

Child Classes: a glycoalkaloid (0)


Unification Links: ChEBI:22315, Wikipedia:Alkaloid

Report Errors or Provide Feedback
Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
Page generated by Pathway Tools version 19.5 (software by SRI International) on Mon Nov 30, 2015, biocyc12.