, Volume 157, Issue 2, pp 185–189 | Cite as

Antimicrobial Activities of Selected Cyathus Species

  • Ya-Jun Liu
  • Ke-Qin Zhang


Twelve selected Cyathus species were tested for their abilities to produce antimicrobial metabolites. Most of them were found to produce secondary exo-metabolites that could induce morphological abnormalities of rice pathogenic fungi Pyricularia oryzae. Some extracts from the cultivated liquid obviously inhibited human pathogenic fungi Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans. Activities against six human pathogenic bacteria were also obtained from some of these extracts.

active metabolites Bird's nest fungi morphological abnormalities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Bio-resourceYunnan UniversityKunming, YunnanP.R. China

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