Effect of the raw extracts of Arthrinium strains (Hyphomycetes, Dematiaceae) on the growth of some deleterious fungi in poultry feed.

Microbios

PubMedID: 11393747

Aissaoui H, Agut M, Calvo MA. Effect of the raw extracts of Arthrinium strains (Hyphomycetes, Dematiaceae) on the growth of some deleterious fungi in poultry feed. Microbios. 2001;105(411):103-9.
In previous work the authors have shown that some species of the Arthrinium genus are characterized by being able to produce secondary metabolites with antibiotic activity. THE AIM
of this study was to evaluate the effect of raw extracts of the growth of three different Arthrinium strains against Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus nidulans, Fusarium moniliforme and Penicillium purpurogenum when they were present in poultry feed.

THE RESULTS
showed that the extracts reduced the growth of Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium moniliforme but could not inhibit the development of Aspergillus nidulans.Only the raw extract of A. aureum inhibited the growth of Penicillium purpurogenum.