Antifungal activity of some metabolites of higher fungi (Basidiomycetes) - an overview

Teresa Florianowicz

Abstract


A series of compounds of different chemical structures showing antifungal activity were isolated from higher fungi (Basidiomycetes) fruit bodies. Among the microflora against which the examined metabolites showed effective activity, there are pathogenic organisms for people as well as for animals: Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Rhodotorula rubra, Aspergillus fumigatus and pathogens attacking plants: Penicillium chrysogenum, Botrytis cinerea, Alternaria solani, Fusarium culmorum, Trichoderma lignorum and Verticillium dahlae. Searching for fungal metabolites having antifungal activity creates possibilities of using them against a range of fungal pathogens of clinical, agronomic and environmental significance.

Keywords


Basidiomycetes; antifungal activity; antifungal-agents-metabolism

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