Production of antibacterial compounds by phylloplane-inhabiting yeasts and yeastlike fungi

McCormack, P.J and Wildman, H.G. and Jeffries, P. (1994) Production of antibacterial compounds by phylloplane-inhabiting yeasts and yeastlike fungi. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 60 (3). pp. 927-931. ISSN 0099-2240. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The production of antibacterial compounds by yeasts and yeastlike fungi isolated from the phylloplane is reported. Aureobasidium pullulans, Citeromyces matritensis, Cryptococcus laurentii, Rhodotorula glutinis, and Sporobolomyces roseus produced antibacterial compounds inhibitory to both Pseudomonas fluorescens and Staphylococcus aureus in an overlay bioassay. In contrast, isolates of Candida albicans, Filobasidium uniguttulatum, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Torulaspora delbruckii, Tremella foliacea, Trichosporon beigelii, and Trichosporon dulcitum obtained from soil or from culture collections did not produce inhibitory compounds when screened by the same procedure. The production of antibacterial compounds was examined in more detail, using several isolates of A. pullulans distinguished by cluster analysis on the basis of biochemical and physiological tests. They were found to produce a range of antibacterial compounds with different activities. Two distinct antibiotics were produced by an isolate of A. pullulans in liquid culture during both the logarithmic and the stationary phases of growth.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2009 18:27
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2009 18:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19886 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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