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Endofungal bacteria as producers of mycotoxins.
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PMID:  19800796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycotoxins are compounds of fungal origin that can adversely affect human, animal and plant health through food spoilage or infection, even to the point of epidemics such as turkey X disease and ergotism. The biosynthetic pathways of various mycotoxins (such as aflatoxin and fumonisins) are generally well understood. However, two examples have recently been described where a mycotoxin is not synthesized by the fungus itself but by bacteria residing within the fungal cytosol. These discoveries have implications in various fields, such as ecology, medicine and food processing.
Gerald Lackner; Laila P Partida-Martinez; Christian Hertweck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-10-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in microbiology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1878-4380     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-27     Completed Date:  2010-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9310916     Medline TA:  Trends Microbiol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  570-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Beutenbergstr. 11a, 07745 Jena, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / growth & development*,  metabolism*
Fungi / growth & development,  metabolism,  physiology*
Mycotoxins / metabolism*
Symbiosis / physiology*
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