Disease control effect of strevertenes produced by Streptomyces psammoticus against tomato Fusarium wilt

Jeong Do Kim, Jae Woo Han, Sung Chul Lee, Dongho Lee, In Cheon Hwang, Beom Seok Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

28 Citations (Scopus)


During screening of microorganisms producing antifungal metabolites, Streptomyces psammoticus strain KP1404 was isolated. The culture extract of this strain showed potent disease control efficacy against Fusarium wilt on tomato plants. The antifungal metabolites ST-1 and ST-2 were isolated from the culture extract using a variety of chromatographic procedures. On the basis of MS and NMR spectrometric analysis, the structures of the antifungal active compounds ST-1 and ST-2 were determined to be the polyene antibiotics strevertene A and strevertene B, respectively. In vitro, strevertenes A and B showed inhibitory effects against the mycelial growth of Alternaria mali, Aspergillus oryzae, Cylindrocarpon destructans, Colletotrichum orbiculare, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici, and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, even at concentrations of 4-16 μg/mL. Fusarium wilt development on tomato plants was strongly retarded by treatment with 1 μg/mL of these strevertenes. The disease control efficacies of strevertenes on Fusarium wilt were as remarkable as that of benomyl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1893-1899
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 9


  • Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici
  • Fusarium wilt
  • Streptomyces psammoticus
  • plant disease control agent
  • polyenes
  • strevertenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Disease control effect of strevertenes produced by Streptomyces psammoticus against tomato Fusarium wilt'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this