, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 583–584 | Cite as

Volatile metabolites of aspergilli in relation to spore germination of some keratinophilic fungi

  • S. K. Deshmukh
  • S. C. Agrawal
Short Communications


The effect of volatile metabolites produced by 8 Aspergilli (i.e.,Aspergillus candidus, A. chevalieri, A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. nidulans, A. niger, A. ochraceous andA. tamarii) on spore germination were tested againstAuxarthron conjugatum, Chrysosporium pannicola, Keratinomyces ajelloi andMicrosporum gypseum. The volatile metabolites inhibited the spore germination of all the test fungi.


Aspergillus Spore Germination Test Fungus Keratinophilic Fungus Volatile Metabolite 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 2.
    Fries, N., Trans. Br. mycol. Soc.60 (1973) 1.Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Griffin, G.J., Hora, T.S., and Baker, R., Can. J. Microbiol.21 (1975) 1468.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 4.
    Hora, T.S., and Baker, R., Trans. Br. mycol. Soc.59 (1972) 491.Google Scholar
  4. 5.
    Johri, K., Johri, B.N., and Saksena, S.B., Pl. Soil.43 (1975) 347.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 6.
    Lockwood, J.L., Biol. Rev.52 (1977) 1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 7.
    Mitchell, C.P., and Dix, N.J., Trans. Br. mycol. Soc.65 (1975) 259.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Deshmukh
    • 1
  • S. C. Agrawal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of SaugarSagar(India)

Personalised recommendations