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Secondary chemistry of cultured mycobionts: formation of a complete chemosyndrome by the lichen fungus of Lobaria spathulata

Stocker-Worgotter, Elfie; Elix, John


The study aimed to optimize culture conditions and nutrient requirements for the production of secondary metabolites by the cultured mycobiont Lobaria spathulata. This species proved to be an excellent model system for such studies, as the complete chemosyndrome found in the natural lichen thallus was repeatedly formed in the cultured mycobiont with differentiated, aerial mycelia. Nutrient media containing the disaccharide, sucrose, were found to favour both rapid growth and the production of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lichenologist
DOI: 10.1006/lich.2002.0395


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