Banksialactone A is the simplest and major analogue of a family of isochromanones isolated from an Australian fungus,
Aspergillus banksianus, by researchers at Macquarie University, Australia and Microbial Screening Technologies in 2018. While Banksialactone A showed only weak activity in in-house chemotherapeutic bioassays, analogs containing the core structure were moderately active, demonstrating its potential as a chemical scaffold.
Chaudhary NK et al (2018) Balanksialactones and banksiamarins: Isochromanones and isocoumarins from an Australian fungus, Aspergillus banksianus. J. Nat. Prod. 81:1517