Antibiotics in the Chemical Communication of Fungi

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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.


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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-823
JournalZeitschrift fuer Naturforschung. Section C: A Journal of Biosciences
Issue number11/12
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)