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Fungitoxic effects of nonprotein imino acids on growth of saprophytic fungi isolated from the leaf surface of Calliandra haematocephala.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3707119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four saprophytic and pathogenic fungi were isolated from the leaf surface of Calliandra haematocephala, a tropical legume known to contain large amounts of rare nonprotein imino acids in its leaves and seeds. The fungi Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus sp., Curvularia sp., and Penicillium sp. were cultured in the laboratory and tested for susceptibility to leaf extracts of the host plant and to proline, pipecolic acid, cis-5-hydroxypipecolic acid, and 2,4-trans-4,5-cis-4,5-dihydroxypipecolic acid. Fungal spore germination and germ tube growth were measured. Aspergillus sp. was inhibited by plant extracts and by pipecolic acid and cis-5-hydroxypipecolic acid. Curvularia sp. growth was stimulated by plant extracts and by pipecolic acid. The other two fungi were unaffected by any of the treatments. The data indicate that imino acids may play a role in the specific resistance of Calliandra spp. to Aspergillus sp.
S A Brenner; J T Romeo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-11     Completed Date:  1986-06-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  690-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillus / drug effects,  growth & development*
Aspergillus niger / drug effects,  growth & development*
Imino Acids / pharmacology*
Mitosporic Fungi / drug effects,  growth & development*
Penicillium / drug effects,  growth & development*
Pipecolic Acids / pharmacology
Plant Extracts / pharmacology
Plants, Medicinal
Proline / pharmacology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Imino Acids; 0/Pipecolic Acids; 0/Plant Extracts; 147-85-3/Proline

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