Effect of Fungi on Shikonin production

Forday Wayne Lee fwl at nova.np.ac.sg
Tue Feb 22 20:21:05 EST 1994

I was reading an article on Shikonin production which said that if you add a
fungus culture to the Lithospermum culture then it will rapidly produce the
pigment. Apparently secondary  metabolites are produced in response to the
presence of pathogens.

Does anyone known any more about this ? (I am thinking of running a student
project on this)

Thanks in advance

Wayne Lee Forday             + 
Biotechnology Department     +   "Here we go again"
Ngee Ann Polytechnic	     +   
Singapore  fwl at np.ac.sg      + 			C3PO - Empire Strikes Back

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