Mycotoxin Research

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 73–78 | Cite as

Myrotoxins from a plant pathogenic isolate ofMyrothecium roridum

  • B B Jarvis
  • F T Comezoglu
  • S Wang
  • H L Ammon


An isolate ofM roridum (ATCC 52485) which is a potent pathogen to muskmelon was shown to produce a series of macrocyclic trichothecenes, the myrotoxins, heretofore found to be produced only by an. isolate ofM roridum which is a pathogen to tomato. The fact that these two isolates are virulent pathogens and both produce the same potent mycotoxins suggests that these novel trichothecenes may play an important role in the pathogenicity of the fungi.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Trichothecene Rice Culture Mycotoxin Research Roridin 


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© Society of Mycotoxin Research and Springer 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • B B Jarvis
    • 1
  • F T Comezoglu
    • 1
  • S Wang
    • 1
  • H L Ammon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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