Repellent Activity of Estrogenic Compounds toward Zoospores of the Phytopathogenic Fungus Aphanomyces cochlioides

  title={Repellent Activity of Estrogenic Compounds toward Zoospores of the Phytopathogenic Fungus Aphanomyces cochlioides},
  author={M. Tofazzal Islam and Satoshi Tahara},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Naturforschung C},
  pages={253 - 261}
  • M. Islam, S. Tahara
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C
Abstract Screening chemical compounds, we found that a xenoestrogen, bisphenol A , showed potent repellent activity against the zoospores of A phanomyces cochlioides. Based on this finding, we tested a number of androgenic and estrogenic compounds (e.g. testosterone, progesterone, estradiols, diethylstilbestrol, estrone, estriol, pregnenolone, dienestrol etc.) on the motility behavior of A. cochlioides zoospores. Interestingly, most of the estrogenic compounds exhibited potent repellent… 

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