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The transcription factor Con7p is a central regulator of infection‐related morphogenesis in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea
Observations suggest that Con7p encodes a transcription factor required for the transcription of several genes which participate in disease‐related morphogenesis in M. grisea. Expand
Fatty acids and other compounds with nematicidal activity from cultures of Basidiomycetes.
In a screening for nematicidal activities in cultures of Basidiomycetes, cultures of Pleurotus pulmonarius and Hericium coralloides exhibited toxic effects towards the saprophytic nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, with the most active compounds being 1 and 2 with LD50 values between 5 and 10 ppm. Expand
Secondary metabolites with nematicidal and antimicrobial activity from nematophagous fungi and Ascomycetes
Screening of nematode-trapping fungi for antimicrobial and nematicidal activities gave three new antimicrobial metabolites from cultures of five Arthrobotrys strains, suggesting that the same biosynthetic pathways function in both the teleomorph and anamorph. Expand
Characterization of the ferrichrome A biosynthetic gene cluster in the homobasidiomycete Omphalotus olearius.
Under iron deprivation Omphalotus olearius was found to produce the hydroxamate siderophore ferrichrome A and an acyltransferase probably involved in the transfer of the methylglutaconyl residue to N(5)-hydroxyorinithine was identified. Expand
Transformation and mineralization of halophenols by Penicillium simplicissimum SK9117
The metabolism of monohalophenols by Penicillium simplicissimum SK9117, isolated from a sewage plant was investigated and the degradation of all monofluorophenols was enhanced. Expand
Production of sordarin and related metabolites by the coprophilous fungus Podospora pleiospora in submerged culture and in its natural substrate.
Sordarin-type natural products are synthesized by P. pleiospora at sufficiently high concentrations to account for antibiosis against yeasts, but not against filamentous fungi. Expand
Intermediates in the oxidative pathway from torulene to torularhodin in the red yeasts Cystofilobasidium infirmominiatum and C. capitatum (Heterobasidiomycetes, Fungi).
Two red Cystofilobasidium spp. isolated from spring sap-flows of Betula pendula were analysed for their carotenoid content. In Cystofilobasidium infirmominiatum, three unusual pigments were detectedExpand
White-rots, chlorine and the environment – a tale of many twists
Abstract White-rot fungi possess a unique oxidative mechanism by which the recalcitrant lignin component of wood is mineralised. The activity of lignin-degrading enzymes, chiefly lignin and manganeseExpand
Isolation and characterisation of fungi growing on volatile aromatic hydrocarbons as their sole carbon and energy source
The ability of fungi to grow at low water activities and low pH suggest that they may be used for the purification of gas streams containing aromatic hydrocarbons in air biofilters. Expand
Ferricrocin synthesis in Magnaporthe grisea and its role in pathogenicity in rice.
A role of this siderophore in pathogenicity of M. grisea is suggested, suggesting that the gene encodes ferricrocin synthetase, a key step in infection processes, has been considered in several host-pathogen interactions. Expand