Production of Oosporein and Its Leuco Form by Basidiomycete Species

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Science  08 Jan 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3654, pp. 152-153
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3654.152


Oosporein, a dibenzoquinone pigment previously obtained from an Ascomycete and from several species of Fungi Imperfecti, has been isolated from two basidiomycete species of the genus Phlebia. The leuco form, not previously reported as a natural product, accompanied the quinone in culture liquids.