alexa Inhibition of Growth, Synthesis, and Permeability in Neurospora crassa by Phenethyl Alcohol.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology

Author(s): Lester G

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Lester, Gabriel (Reed College, Portland, Ore.). Inhibition of growth, synthesis, and permeability in Neurospora crassa by phenethyl alcohol. J. Bacteriol. 90: 29-37. 1965.-Inhibition of the growth of Neurospora crassa in still culture was detected at 0.05\% and was complete at a level of 0.2\% phenethyl alcohol (PEA). Benzyl alcohol was less inhibitory, and 3-phenyl-1-propanol and phenol were more inhibitory, than PEA; benzylamine and phenethylamine were less inhibitory than the analogous hydroxylated compounds. Inhibition by PEA was not reversed by synthetic mixtures of purines and pyrimidines or vitamins, or by casein digests, yeast extract, or nutrient broth. The germination of conidia was inhibited by PEA, but after an exposure of 8.5 hr no loss of viability was observed. The addition of PEA to growing shake cultures caused a simultaneous inhibition of growth and of the syntheses of ribonucleic and deoxyribonucleic acids and protein; the relationships of these compounds to mycelial dry weight and to one another were constant in growing mycelia, and PEA did not significantly affect these relationships. PEA partially inhibited the uptake of glucose, but severely restricted the accumulation of l-leucine, l-tryptophan, or alpha-aminoisobutyric acid in germinated conidia. The efflux of alpha-aminoisobutyric acid from germinated conidia was somewhat enhanced by PEA, but this effect was not so pronounced as the (complete) inhibition of alpha-aminoisobutyric acid accumulation by PEA. It is suggested that PEA affects primarily the initial influx of alpha-aminoisobutyric acid rather than the subsequent retention of alpha-aminoisobutyric acid.
This article was published in J Bacteriol and referenced in Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords