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

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