Production of Biologically Active Compounds by Isolated Lichenized Fungi

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Science  10 Mar 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3454, pp. 700-701
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3454.700


Fungi which were separated from their lichenized associations and cultured independently produced several unusual and highly pigmented compounds. Certain of these compounds exhibited marked inhibitory activity against test strains of gram-positive bacteria and free-living molds; others showed a growth stimulatory effect on selected bacterial species.