Genetic basis of destruxin production in the entomopathogen Metarhizium robertsii

Abstract

Destruxins are among the most exhaustively researched secondary metabolites of entomopathogenic fungi, yet definitive evidence for their roles in pathogenicity and virulence has yet to be shown. To establish the genetic bases for the biosynthesis of this family of depsipeptides, we identified a 23,792-bp gene in Metarhizium robertsii ARSEF 2575 containing… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00294-012-0368-4

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