The Biosynthesis of the Pyrenocines in Cultures of Pyrenochaeta terrestris.

Abstract

[(14)C]Acetate, [(14)C]formate, and methyl[(14)C]methionine all serve as precursors of pyrenocines A, B, and C when added to cultures of Pyrenochaeta terrestris (Hansen) Gorenz, Walker, and Larson, the pathogen responsible for disease known as pink root of onion (Allium cepa L.). This information supports the hypothesis that these metabolites are methyl… (More)

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