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Antibiotics in the Chemical Communication of Fungi

  • Melanie Kettering
  • Olov Sterner
  • Timm Anke
Publishing year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 816-823
Publication/Series: Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung. Section C: A Journal of Biosciences
Volume: 59c
Issue: 11/12
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Verlag der Zeitschrift für Naturforschung

Abstract english

In dual cultures Oudemansiella mucida and Xerula melanotricha (basidiomycetes) react to

the presence of living Penicillium notatum or P. turbatum with an increased production of

strobilurin A (1) or X (2). P. notatum in turn reacts to the two basidiomycetes or their

antibiotic strobilurin A alone with the production of N-(2-hydroxypropanoyl)-2-aminobenzoic

acid amide (3) or chrysogine (4). P. melinii and P. urticae overgrow O. mucida due to

complete resistance to strobilurin A. P. brevicompactum, P. citrinum, P. janczewskii and the

other Penicillium strains are all sensitive but apparently do not induce O. mucida to produce

the amounts of strobilurin A needed to inhibit their growth.


  • Organic Chemistry


  • ISSN: 0939-5075
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