In the course of searching for insecticides from soil microorganisms, we found that a fermentation broth of the fungus, Trichoderma brevicompactum FKI-6324, produced Trichopolyn VI, a new peptaibol, which possessed significant insecticidal potential. Spectroscopic analysis showed the compound to be a new trichopolyn I derivative. This paper describes the isolation, structure elucidation and biological activity of trichopolyn VI.
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- Trichoderma brevicompactum
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology