Fungal cell-wall lytic enzymes, antifungal metabolite(s) production, and characterization from Streptomyces exfoliatus MT9 for controlling fruit-rotting fungi.

@article{Choudhary2014FungalCL,
  title={Fungal cell-wall lytic enzymes, antifungal metabolite(s) production, and characterization from Streptomyces exfoliatus MT9 for controlling fruit-rotting fungi.},
  author={Bharti Choudhary and Anand Nagpure and Rajinder Gupta},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={1295-309}
}
An antifungal actinomycete strain MT9 was isolated from Loktak Lake, Manipur, India and its cultural characteristics, fatty acid methyl ester, 16S rRNA gene analysis suggests that strain MT9 is identical to Streptomyces exfoliatus. Strain MT9 displayed strong and broad-spectrum antagonism towards several fruit-rotting fungi by mycelial growth suppression. Crude fungal cell-wall lytic enzymes, i.e., chitinase, β-1,3-glucanase, and protease produced by S. exfoliatus MT9 were optimally active at… CONTINUE READING