Growth response of trichoderma species to organic solvents

Gyula Oros, Zoltán Naár, Tibor Cserháti

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The growth response of 25 Trichoderma strains to 26 alkanols and 7 other organic solvents was examined in vitro. The sensitivity of strains considerably varied depending on their taxonomic position, thus the strains of Longibrachiatum section proved to be more tolerant than those of Pachybasium and Trichoderma sections. Significant relationship was revealed between structure of C1-C24 alkanols and their growth inhibitory effect to Trichodermas, both efficacy and selectivity of C1-C3 and C 14-C24 alkanols failed off the C9-C 11 alkanols. The non-alkanol solvents tested were non-toxic. The C8-C11 alkanols used in agricultural practices exhibited noticeable toxicity to all Trichoderma strains, therefore pesticidal preparations containing these alkanols cannot be used simultaneously with Trichoderma based biopreparations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-285
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Informatics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2011


  • Alkanols
  • QSAR
  • Selectivity
  • Solvents
  • Toxicity
  • Trichoderma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Organic Chemistry

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