Isolation and identification of secondary metabolites of a strain ofAspergillus terreus, a common food contaminant

  • T Subramanian
  • K Mohan Namasivayam
  • ERB Shanmugasundaram
Microbiology and Cell Biology

Abstract

2-Hydroxy 3-methyl 1,4-benzoquinone 5,6 epoxide was identified as secondary metabolite of a strain ofAspergillus terreus, a common contaminant of animal feeds. In addition, the following compounds were also tentatively identified to be produced by this organism: 2-hYdroxy 3-methyl 1,4-benzoquinone; 2-methyl 1,4-benzoquinone 5,6-epoxide; naphthazarin epoxide; and 2-hydroxy 3-methyl 1,4-benzoquinone 5, 6-epoxide.

Keywords

Aspergillus terreus secondary metabolites food contaminant 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • T Subramanian
    • 1
  • K Mohan Namasivayam
    • 1
  • ERB Shanmugasundaram
    • 1
  1. 1.University Biochemical Laboratories, University of MadrasMadras

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