Antifungal Compounds Induced in the Dual Culture with Phytolacca americana Callus and Botrytis fabae

Akio Kobayashi, Kohtatsu Hagihara, Shin ichiro Kajiyama, Hiroshi Kanzaki, Kazuyoshi Kawazu

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In order to investigate new metabolites which are only induced in a plant callus infected by a pathogenic fungus, dual cultures with combinations of 10 species of fungi and 6 plant cell lines from different species were established. Among the combinations tested, the methanolic extract of a dual culture consisting of a plant cell line, Phytolacca americana and a fungus, Botrytis fabae showed a marked antifungal activity to Cladosporinm herbarum. The main active constituent of this extract was identified to be phytolaccoside B (Pls B) by the spectroscopic analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-402
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1995



  • Antifungal Compounds
  • Dual Culture
  • Phvtolaccoside B
  • Phytolacca americana. Botrytis fabae

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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