A. G. Kozlovsky

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The uptake of exogeneous 14C-roquefortine by Penicillium farinosum cells and its metabolism was followed. Growth and roquefortine biosynthesis of three Penicillium species during a cultivation period of 14 d were investigated. Furthermore, the effect of cultivation conditions viz. various culture media on roquefortine uptake and biosynthesis as well as(More)
Screening of producers of secondary metabolites was carried out among 25 fungal strains of Penicillium genus isolated from permafrost in Arctic and Antarctic regions and Kamchatka. Nearly 50% of the investigated strains synthesize biologically active substances of alkaloid nature: ergot alkaloids, diketopiperazinees, and quinoline derivatives. A large group(More)
In the course of our previous work we isolated alkaloids such as agroclavine-I and epoxy-agroclavine-I from Penicillium citrinum VKM FW-800 as a microorganism isolated from permafrost1,2). This fungus was shown to coproduce two other alkaloid compounds, which were extractable only under acidic conditions. Positive staining by Dragendorff's reagent but(More)
The relic strain of Penicillium palitans isolated from the ancient permafrost deposits produces clavine alkaloids such as festuclavine, fumigaclavine A, and fumigaclavine B. Alkaloid biosynthesis is concurrent with the growth. Tryptophan and zinc ion additives to the culture medium stimulate the synthesis of alkaloids.
Quinocitrinines and ergot alkaloids were synthesized by the strain Penicillium citrinum VKM FW-800 as the culture grews. The major part of these secondary metabolites was secreted into the medium. In the phase of growth deceleration, these metabolites were partly absorbed by the producer cells. Zinc ions stimulated both the primary and secondary metabolic(More)
Four cultures of fungi of the genus Penicillium belonging to Furcatum Pitt subgenus, such as P. citrinum Thom, 1910; P. corylophilum Dierckx, 1901; P. fellutanum Biourge, 1923; and P. waksmanii Zaleski, 1927, produced the ergot alkaloids, namely, agroclavine-I, and epoxyagroclavine-I; their N-N-dimers, such as dimer of epoxyagroclavine-I and the mixed dimer(More)
Secondary metabolites of three strains of Penicillium aurantiogriseumisolated from permafrost sediments were identified. It was found that these fungi synthesized the diketopiperazine alkaloids roquefortine and 3,12-dihydroroquefortine. The strain VKM FW-766 synthesized alkaloids in the course of certain growth-related processes. When the strain was grown(More)
It was demonstrated that the fungus Penicillium expansum 2-7, a resident strain of the orbital complex Mir, which became dominant at the end of a long-term space flight, formed biologically active secondary metabolites (antibiotics). Using physicochemical methods these metabolites were identified as xanthocyllin X and questiomycin A. The time courses of(More)