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Acta Biologica Hungarica

, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 246–248 | Cite as

Benzene Derivatives Produced by Fusarium Graminearum

  • Khayalethu NtusheloEmail author
  • Itumeleng Setshedi
Open Access
Short Communication

Abstract

Using NMR spectroscopy benzene derivatives were detected in mycelia of Fusarium graminearum, a pathogen of wheat and maize. In previous studies F. graminearum was found to cause cancer to humans and benzene derivatives were detected in breath of cancer sufferers. Surprisingly, no study found benzene derivatives to be the cancerous agents in F. graminearum. In this study we detected benzene derivatives in F. graminearum and propose to study their role as cancer agents.

Keywords

Fusarium graminearum benzene derivatives nuclear magnetic resonance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Agriculture and Environmental SciencesUniversity of South AfricaFloridaSouth Africa

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