Further toxic properties of the fungal metabolite dothistromin

Abstract

The toxicity of the fungal phytotoxin dothistromin (l) to microorganisms, its lysis of human red blood corpuscles and beetroot tissue, and its unexpectedly selective inhibition of radicle elongation for Trigonella foenum-graecum were strongly light-dependent. Dothistromin was also toxic to Artemia salina but without requiring light activation. It was not active as a wilt or necrosis toxin, possible because of its ready adsorption onto external plant tissue.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00436652

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@article{Stoessl1990FurtherTP, title={Further toxic properties of the fungal metabolite dothistromin}, author={Albert Stoessl and Zyta Abramowski and Hope H. Lester and G. L. Rock and G. H. Neil Towers}, journal={Mycopathologia}, year={1990}, volume={112}, pages={179-186} }