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Production of Gliotoxin by Trichoderma viride

Nature volume 154, pages 667668 (25 November 1944) | Download Citation



GLIOTOXIN was first described by Weindling and Emerson1 as a metabolic product of Trichoderma lignorum (Tode) Harz [= T. viride Pers. ex Fries]. Weindling afterwards2, on the advice of C. Thom and M. Timonin, reported that he had described the fungus incorrectly, and that instead it should be identified as a Gliocladium, similar to Gliocladium flmbriatum Gilman and Abbott. I have found that strains of Trichoderma viride produce gliotoxin, and I suggest that it is extremely probable that the fungus used, by Weindling was not G. fimbriatum, but was a Trichoderma as he originally supposed.

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  1. Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Hawthorndale Laboratories, Jealott's Hill Research Station, Bracknell, Berks. Sept. 22.

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