Survey for Fusaria that produce and antibiotic that causes conidia of Penicillium digitatum to swell

@article{Burmeister2004SurveyFF,
  title={Survey for Fusaria that produce and antibiotic that causes conidia of Penicillium digitatum to swell},
  author={H. R. Burmeister and Joseph J. Ellis and Ronald F. Vesonder},
  journal={Mycopathologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={74},
  pages={29-33}
}
During screening of Fusarium Lk. ex Fr. strains for antibiotic production, we observed a peculiar conidial swelling of Penicillium digitatum Sacc. strain NRRL 1202 when this sensitive fungus was grown in the presence of methanol extracts of Fusarium roseum Lk. ‘Acuminatum’ strain NRRL 6227 cultures. In an expanded study to determine the prevalence of a ‘swelling factor’ among Fusarium species, 23 of 132 strains produced an antibiotic that caused P. digitatum conidia to swell. Eighteen of the… CONTINUE READING