Production of cytokinin-like substances and ethylene by the ectomycorrhizal fungus Cantharellus cibarius

Edmund Strzelczyk, Maria Kampert, Roman Pachlewski


It was found that the hardwood form of Cantharellus cibarius (strain 5400) produced less cytokinin-like substances than the coniferous form (strain 5410). Among the active substances the following were detected: 2iP, 2iP riboside and zeatin. No significant differences in ethylene production between both strains in the presence or absence of methionine (considered to be the precursor of this gas) were noted.


Cantharellus cibarius; ectomycorrhizal fungus; cytokinin-like substances; ethylene

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