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Autoregulatory properties of (+)-thujopsene and influence of environmental conditions on its production by Penicillium decumbens

Viviana Polizzi UGent, Lisa Fazzini UGent, An Adams UGent, Anna Maria Picco, Sarah De Saeger UGent, Carlos Van Peteghem and Norbert De Kimpe UGent (2011) MICROBIAL ECOLOGY. 62(4). p.838-852
abstract
A Penicillium decumbens strain was collected from a water-damaged building, and the production of microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) was investigated by means of headspace solid-phase microextraction, followed by GC-MS analysis. The strain was characterized by a high production of (+)-thujopsene. The influence of various temperatures, relative humidity (RH) values, substrates, and inoculum concentrations on fungal growth and (+)-thujopsene production was studied. The optimal temperature and relative humidity for P. decumbens growth were 30A degrees C and 100% RH, respectively. In general, the more favourable the incubation parameters were for growth, the faster maximum (+)-thujopsene production was reached. Moreover, the antifungal activity of thujopsene was tested against 16 fungal strains. The growth of five of these fungal strains was negatively affected both by thujopsene alone and when grown in contact with the MVOCs produced by P. decumbens. Following these results and since growth of P. decumbens itself was also inhibited by thujopsene, an autoregulatory function for this compound was proposed. Few data are present in the literature about chemical communication between fungi. The present research could, therefore, contribute to understanding fungal metabolism and behaviour in indoor environments.
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HEADSPACE SORPTIVE EXTRACTION, SOLID-PHASE MICROEXTRACTION, VOLATILE ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, ESSENTIAL OIL, SELF-INHIBITOR, CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY, FUNGAL DEVELOPMENT, INDOOR MOLDS
journal title
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
Microb. Ecol.
volume
62
issue
4
pages
838 - 852
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000296479700009
JCR category
MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
2.912 (2011)
JCR rank
9/97 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
0095-3628
DOI
10.1007/s00248-011-9905-9
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1976894
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1976894
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2012-01-03 14:12:19
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  abstract     = {A Penicillium decumbens strain was collected from a water-damaged building, and the production of microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) was investigated by means of headspace solid-phase microextraction, followed by GC-MS analysis. The strain was characterized by a high production of (+)-thujopsene. The influence of various temperatures, relative humidity (RH) values, substrates, and inoculum concentrations on fungal growth and (+)-thujopsene production was studied. The optimal temperature and relative humidity for P. decumbens growth were 30A degrees C and 100\% RH, respectively. In general, the more favourable the incubation parameters were for growth, the faster maximum (+)-thujopsene production was reached. Moreover, the antifungal activity of thujopsene was tested against 16 fungal strains. The growth of five of these fungal strains was negatively affected both by thujopsene alone and when grown in contact with the MVOCs produced by P. decumbens. Following these results and since growth of P. decumbens itself was also inhibited by thujopsene, an autoregulatory function for this compound was proposed. Few data are present in the literature about chemical communication between fungi. The present research could, therefore, contribute to understanding fungal metabolism and behaviour in indoor environments.},
  author       = {Polizzi, Viviana and Fazzini, Lisa and Adams, An and Picco, Anna Maria and De Saeger, Sarah and Van Peteghem, Carlos and De Kimpe, Norbert},
  issn         = {0095-3628},
  journal      = {MICROBIAL ECOLOGY},
  keyword      = {HEADSPACE SORPTIVE EXTRACTION,SOLID-PHASE MICROEXTRACTION,VOLATILE ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS,ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY,ESSENTIAL OIL,SELF-INHIBITOR,CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION,ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY,FUNGAL DEVELOPMENT,INDOOR MOLDS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {838--852},
  title        = {Autoregulatory properties of (+)-thujopsene and influence of environmental conditions on its production by Penicillium decumbens},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-011-9905-9},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Polizzi, Viviana, Lisa Fazzini, An Adams, Anna Maria Picco, Sarah De Saeger, Carlos Van Peteghem, and Norbert De Kimpe. 2011. “Autoregulatory Properties of (+)-thujopsene and Influence of Environmental Conditions on Its Production by Penicillium Decumbens.” Microbial Ecology 62 (4): 838–852.
APA
Polizzi, V., Fazzini, L., Adams, A., Picco, A. M., De Saeger, S., Van Peteghem, C., & De Kimpe, N. (2011). Autoregulatory properties of (+)-thujopsene and influence of environmental conditions on its production by Penicillium decumbens. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, 62(4), 838–852.
Vancouver
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Polizzi V, Fazzini L, Adams A, Picco AM, De Saeger S, Van Peteghem C, et al. Autoregulatory properties of (+)-thujopsene and influence of environmental conditions on its production by Penicillium decumbens. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY. 2011;62(4):838–52.
MLA
Polizzi, Viviana, Lisa Fazzini, An Adams, et al. “Autoregulatory Properties of (+)-thujopsene and Influence of Environmental Conditions on Its Production by Penicillium Decumbens.” MICROBIAL ECOLOGY 62.4 (2011): 838–852. Print.