Antifungal Agent

Science  18 Aug 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3477, pp. 472-473
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3477.472


From the soil of the San Joaquin Valley a fungus has been isolated, an extract of which inhibits the growth of Coccidioides immitis on Sabouraud's medium. An acute toxicity study in mice indicates a certain tolerance of the extract. Tentative identification indicates that the fungus is a penicillium.