fluorescent fungus

Doug Rice drice at vines.colostate.edu
Mon Mar 18 09:56:14 EST 1996


In article <314C95C7.7C3F at botany.uq.edu.au> Heidi Martin <H.Martin at botany.uq.edu.au> writes:
>From: Heidi Martin <H.Martin at botany.uq.edu.au>
>Subject: fluorescent fungus
>Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 08:44:23 +1000

>Hi,
>I've been looking at fungi from the phylloplane of (Opuntia spp.) and I 
>have isolated a fungus which, when grown on PDA, releases some sort of 
>fluorescent chemical into the media when viewed under near UV light.  
>Does anyone know anything about these fungi.  I would welcome any 
>information.

>Heidi Martin 

>H.Martin at botany.uq.edu.au

Most mycotoxins flouresce.
Good luck with your search!
Doug


Douglas A. Rice
CSU-Environmental Quality Laboratory Director
Applied microbiology of food, air, water and soil.
drice at vines.colostate.edu
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