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dc.contributor.authorStrobel, Gary A.
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Sanjay K.
dc.contributor.authorUl-Hassan, Syed Riyaz
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Angela M.
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Brad
dc.contributor.authorSears, Joe
dc.identifier.citationStrobel, G.A., Singh, S.K., Riyaz-Ul- Hassan, R., Mitchell, A., Geary, B., and Sears. 2011. An Endophytic/Pathogenic Phoma sp. from Creosote Bush Producing Biologically Active Volatile Compounds Having Fuel Potential. FEMS Microbiology letters 320: 87-94.en_US
dc.description.abstractA Phoma sp. was isolated and characterized as endophytic and as a pathogen of Larrea tridentata (creosote bush) growing in the desert region of southern Utah, USA. This fungus produces a unique mixture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including a series of sesquiterpenoids, some alcohols and several reduced naphthalene derivatives. Trans-caryophyllene, a product in the fungal VOCs, was also noted in the VOCs of this pungent plant. The gases of Phoma sp. possess antifungal properties and is markedly similar to that of a methanolic extract of the host plant. Some of the test organisms with the greatest sensitivity to the Phoma sp. VOCs were Verticillium, Ceratocystis, Cercospora and Sclerotinia while those being the least sensitive were Trichoderma, Colletotrichum and Aspergillus. We discuss the possible involvement of VOC production by the fungus and its role in the biology/ecology of the fungus/plant/environmental relationship with implications for utilization as an energy source.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipS.K.S. is grateful to the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Government of India, New Delhi, for the award of an DBT Overseas Associateship in the Niche Area of Biotechnology (No. BT/IN/BTOA/NICHE/2006 dated 13 February 2008) to study at MSU, USA, and to the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, for providing financial support to set up the National Facility for Culture Collection of Fungi (No. SP/SO/PS-55/2005) at MACS’ Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India, and to the Director, MACS’ ARI, for granting permission to work at MSU. G.A.S. is grateful to the NSF and DoE for providing research funds. The BOYSCAST program of India granted a 1-year fellowship to S.Y.U.H. to study and work at MSU. We are grateful to Mr Darwin Whitaker who generously supplied plant materials from the Utah desert region on various occasions.en_US
dc.titleAn endophytic/pathogenic Phoma sp. from creosote bush producing biologically active volatile compounds having fuel potentialen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFEMS Microbiology Lettersen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.departmentPlant Sciences & Plant Pathology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.contributor.orcidMitchell, Angela M.|0000-0003-1955-5850en_US

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