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Microbiology. 1996 Feb;142 ( Pt 2):435-40.

Taxol from Pestalotiopsis microspora, an endophytic fungus of Taxus wallachiana.

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Department of Plant Pathology, Montana State University, Bozeman 59717, USA.

Abstract

Pestalotiopsis microspora was isolated from the inner bark of a small limb of Himalayan yew, Taxus wallachiana, and was shown to produce taxol in mycelial culture. Taxol was identified by spectroscopic and chromatographic comparisons with authentic taxol. Optimal taxol production occurred after 2-3 weeks in still culture at 23 degrees C. [14C]Acetate and [14C]phenylalanine served as precursors for fungal [14C]taxol. These observations on P. microspora are discussed in relation to the biological importance of taxol production by fungi in general.

PMID:
8932715
DOI:
10.1099/13500872-142-2-435
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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