Isolation, Characterization, and Production of Red Pigment from Cercospora piaropi a Biocontrol Agent for Waterhyacinth
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- Martínez Jiménez, M., Miranda Bahena, S., Espinoza, C. et al. Mycopathologia (2010) 169: 309. doi:10.1007/s11046-009-9257-x
A red pigment produced by a Mexican isolate of Cercospora piaropi (waterhyacinth pathogen) has been isolated and identified as cercosporin. The kinetic of cercosporin production in culture media during dark/light regimes was evaluated. When C. piaropi was cultivated in continuous light and potato dextrose broth culture, a maximum of cercosporin production was observed (72.59 mg/l). Despite other reports, C piaropi Mexican isolate produce cercosporin in dark conditions (25.70 mg/l). The results suggest that production of cercosporin in C. piaropi-waterhyacinth pathogenesis is an important factor to take into account in biocontrol strategies.