Cecropin A (CA) fungicidal properties were explored. Nongerminated and germinated Aspergillus spp. and Fusarium spp. conidia were treated with CA. CA achieved complete lethality at ≤25 μM (99 μg/ml) for germinating, but not nongerminating, conidia of Aspergillus spp. CA achieved total lethality for nongerminated and germinating conidia of Fusarium spp at 1.5 μM (6 μg/ml). MIC and minimal lethal concentration assays in buffered RPMI medium gave similar results.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy|
|State||Published - Mar 20 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases