Experientia

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 22–24 | Cite as

The use of fungal protoplasts in the study of aflatoxin biosynthesis

  • M. F. Dutton
  • M. S. Anderson
Specialia

Summary

Protoplasts derived fromAspergillus flavus are shown to be capable of synthesizing aflatoxins when incubated in a chemically defined medium.14C-Acetate and14C-Versicolorin A, added to protoplasts from 3-day-old mycelium, are incorporated into aflatoxin B1.

Keywords

Aflatoxin Aflatoxin Biosynthesis Fungal Protoplast 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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