Molecular characterization of a seed transmitted clavicipitaceous fungus occurring on dicotyledoneous plants (Convolvulaceae)

@article{Steiner2006MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of a seed transmitted clavicipitaceous fungus occurring on dicotyledoneous plants (Convolvulaceae)},
  author={Ulrike Steiner and Mahalia A. Ahimsa-M{\"u}ller and Annette Markert and Sabine Kucht and Julia Gro{\ss} and Nicole Kauf and Monika M. Kuzma and M Zych and Marc Lamsh{\"o}ft and Mirosława Furmanowa and Volker Knoop and Christel Drewke and Eckhard Leistner},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2006},
  volume={224},
  pages={533-544}
}
Ergoline alkaloids (syn. ergot alkaloids) are constituents of clavicipitaceous fungi (Ascomycota) and of one particular dicotyledonous plant family, the Convolvulaceae. While the biology of fungal ergoline alkaloids is rather well understood, the evolutionary and biosynthetic origin of ergoline alkaloids within the family Convolvulaceae is unknown. To investigate the possible origin of ergoline alkaloids from a plant-associated fungus, 12 endophytic fungi and one epibiotic fungus were isolated… Expand
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