Gossypol Detoxication by Fungi

Science  27 Jun 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3887, pp. 1526-1527
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3887.1526


An unidentified Diplodia isolate representative of several fungi tested and grown for 13 days on gossypol-containing cottonseed reduced the amount of free gossypol by 90 percent and detoxified the cottonseed for weanling rats and chickens. Residual free gossypol was also less toxic than equivalent amounts of normal free gossypol.