Effect of phosphate on ergot alkaloid synthesis in Aspergillus fumigatus

Folia Microbiologica

Jan 1, 1977

K K RaoVinod Kumar Singh

PMID: 336488



High concentration of inorganic phosphate in the culture medium of Aspergillus fumigatus inhibited ergot alkaloid synthesis. Addition of L-tryptophan but not mevalonate or 5-methyltryptophan to the above culture restored the alkaloid synthesis to the level found in normal cultures. The ...read more

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