Mycocin production in Pseudozyma tsukubaensis

Wladyslav I. Golubev, Ilona Pfeiffer, Ellen W. Golubeva

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Killer activity expressed at pH values ranging from 3.5 to 6.0 was found in the ustilaginaceous yeast-like species, Pseudozyma tsukubaensis. Its killer phenotype was incurable, and extrachromosomal genetic elements were not detected. The toxin excreted with a molecular mass above 15 kDa is fungicidal, resistant to proteolytic cleavage, thermolabile and active only against fungi within the Ustilaginomycetes (the orders Microstromatales and Ustilaginales).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2006



  • Antagonism
  • Killer toxin
  • Mycocinogeny
  • Ustilaginomycetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)

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