Ability of endophytic filamentous fungi associated with Cinchona ledgeriana to produce Cinchona alkaloids
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We have investigated the ability of endophytic filamentous fungi associated with Cinchona ledgeriana (Rubiaceae) to produce Cinchona alkaloids on potato dextrose agar medium and in a synthetic liquid medium. It was found that all twenty-one endophytic fungi produce Cinchona alkaloids, despite their genetic differences.
KeywordsEndophytic filamentous fungus Cinchona alkaloid Cinchona ledgeriana Bioproduction Quinine
This work was supported by a Strategic Support Project for Research Infrastructure Formation for Private Universities from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
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