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Entomogenous fungi that produce 2,6-pyridine dicarboxylic acid (dipicolinic acid).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17116586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An inhibitor of the prophenoloxidase activation using extract from a silkworm pupa was isolated from a culture filtrate of Cordyceps militaris and identified as dipicolinic acid (DPA). The production of DPA in Clavicipitaceae fungi was examined. Entomogenous fungi that produce DPA were integrated into one group by a phylogenetic analysis based on 18S rDNA. It is suggested that the group acquired an ability to produce DPA during its evolution from plant pathogenic fungi to entomogenous fungi.
Nobuko Watanabe; Maki Hattori; Eiji Yokoyama; Shigeki Isomura; Minoru Ujita; Akira Hara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bioscience and bioengineering     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1389-1723     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Biosci. Bioeng.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2006-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888800     Medline TA:  J Biosci Bioeng     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Meijo University, 1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya 468-8502, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cordyceps / classification*,  genetics,  metabolism*
Insects / microbiology
Picolinic Acids / metabolism*
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Picolinic Acids; 499-83-2/dipicolinic acid

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