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Two new heptaketides, corynesporol (1) and 1-hydroxydehydroherbarin (2), along with herbarin (3) were isolated from an endolichenic fungal strain, Corynespora sp. BA-10763, occurring in the cavern beard lichen Usnea cavernosa. The structures of 1-3 were elucidated from their spectroscopic data. Aerial oxidation of corynesporol (1) yielded herbarin (3).(More)
In an attempt to uncover the biosynthetic potential of plant-associated fungi, the effect of culture conditions on metabolite production by Paraphaeosphaeria quadriseptata and Chaetomium chiversii was investigated. These studies indicated that the production of the major metabolites by P. quadriseptata differ when the water used to make the media was(More)
Five new metabolites, (+)-(5 S,10 S)-4'-hydroxymethylcyclozonarone ( 1), 3-ketotauranin ( 3), 3alpha-hydroxytauranin ( 4), 12-hydroxytauranin ( 5), and phyllospinarone ( 6), together with tauranin ( 2), were isolated from Phyllosticta spinarum, a fungal strain endophytic in Platycladus orientalis. The structures of the new compounds were determined on the(More)
To evaluate how the leisure time physical activities (LTPA), household chores (HHC) and sedentary behaviours (SB) impact on overweight or obesity in Sri Lankan adult women. This study was conducted from July 2012 through March 2013 at the outpatient department (OPD) in the Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Borella. The sample was collected from one hundred and(More)
The bruchid, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) causes major losses during the storage of cowpea seeds [Vigna unguiculata (L.)Walp.] in Sri Lanka. Essential oil isolated from Plectranthus zeylanicus plant was tested for potential insecticidal activity against C. maculatus. The gas chromatography studies of the essential oil of P. zeylanicus showed that ρ-cymene(More)
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