Harmless strains of Aspergillus prevent maize crop loss, by competing out toxic strains
Harmless strains of Aspergillus prevent maize crop loss, by competing out toxic strainsTue, 02/06/2018 - 11:53News blog
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Su Y. Son, Sunmin Lee, Digar Singh, Na-Rae Lee, Dong-Yup Lee, Choong H. Lee
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2018 Source:Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering Author(s): Akiko Sugio, Lars Henrik Østergaard, Kenji Matsui, Shinobu Takagi Two fungal lipoxygenase genes were cloned from a rice pathogen, Magnaporthe salvinii, and the take-all fungus, Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici, and successfully expressed in Aspergillus oryzae in secreted form. The lipoxygenases expressed, termed MLOX and GLOX, were purified and characterized to evaluate suitability for industrial applications. Both enzymes were active broadly at pH 4–11 and had optimum temperatures around 60 °...
Abstract Two new compounds [1-2] were purified from ethyl acetate fraction of Quercus incana. The structure of these compounds is mainly established by using advanced spectroscopic technique such as UV, IR, one-dimensional (ID) and two-dimensional (2D) NMR techniques, and EI mass. The structural formula was deduced to be 4-hydroxydecanoic acid  and 4-hydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl) pentanoic acid . Both isolated compounds were tested for their antimicrobial potential and showed promising antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus. PMID: 29789786 [PubMed - in process]
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This report supports the importance of A. flavus as a candidate for biological control of S. litura. Graphical abstract
Journal of Applied Microbiology, EarlyView.
Qaiser Shakeel, Ang Lyu, Jing Zhang, Mingde Wu, Guoqing Li, Tom Hsiang, Long Yang
Future Microbiology, Ahead of Print.