Wilson, Maureen R.; Gallimore, Winklet A.; Reese, Paul B.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Chemistry
Steroid transformations with Fusarium oxysporum var. cubense and Colletotrichum musae
Date of Publication
The utility of two locally isolated fungi, pathogenic to banana, for steroid biotransformation has been studied. The deuteromycetes Fusarium oxysporum var. cubense (IMI 326069, UAMH 9013) and Colletotrichum musae (IMI 374528, UAMH 8929) had not been examined previously for this potential. In general, F. oxysporum var. cubense affected 7a hydroxylation on 3b-hydroxy-D5-steroids, 6b, 12b, and 15a hydroxylation on steroidal-4-ene-3-ones, side-chain degradation on 17a,21-dihydroxypregnene-3,20-diones, and 15a hydroxylation on estrone. Both strains were shown to perform redox reactions on alcohols and ketones.....