Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 209–213 | Cite as

Genetics of phytopathogenic fungi XIX. Responses of four apple varieties to inoculation with auxotrophic mutants of Penicillium expansum

  • Louis Beraha
  • Edward D. Garber


Variations in content and/or availability of the amino acids methionine, cysteine, arginine, leucine, and histidine in the apple varieties, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Delicious, and Golden Delicious influence the fruit's susceptibility to amino acid-dependent mutants ofPenicillium expansum. Differences among these varieties in the levels of several vitamins, or of the purines, adenine, or hypoxanthine, do not alter susceptibility. The growth in vitro of 7 arginine-requiring mutants at 1×10−4 M arginine and the decay they cause in apples were directly correlated.


Cysteine Arginine Methionine Histidine Leucine 
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© Dr. W. Junk N.V. 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis Beraha
    • 1
    • 2
  • Edward D. Garber
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Market Quality Research Division, Agricultural Research ServiceUnited States Department of AgricultureChicago
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of ChicagoChicago

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