Beitr. Tabakforsch. Int., 1988, 14-2, p. 127-34., ISSN.0173-783X
Evaluation of selected steroids as chemical markers of past or presently occurring fungal infections on tobacco
Philip Morris Europe, R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Three fungal strains isolated from tobacco were cultured on tobacco water extracts. In these cultures, the mycelium weight was shown to be correlated with the concentration of a steroid, ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3beta-ol (ergosterol ). This steroid is...