, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 21–22 | Cite as

The use of cell free extracts derived from fungal protoplasts in the study of aflatoxin biosynthesis

  • M. S. Anderson
  • M. F. Dutton


A supernatant fraction derived from protoplasts ofAspergillus flavus was shown to be capable of converting both sterigmatocystin and versiconal hemiacetal acetate to aflatoxin B1. Versicolorin A was not converted under the same conditions.


Acetate Aflatoxin Cell Free Extract Supernatant Fraction Sterigmatocystin 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Anderson
    • 1
  • M. F. Dutton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesTrent PolytechnicNottingham(England)

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