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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

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ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v14.i2.40
pages 161-168

Antrodia albida (Fr.) Donk (Higher Basidiomycetes) as a Source of Metabolites of Biotechnological Interest

Laila Huttner Bekai
Departamento de Microbiologia, Imunologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 88040-900 Florianopolis SC, Brazil
Elza de Fatima Albino Smania
Departmento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 88040-900, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
Carlos Alberto da Silva Riehl
Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Artur Smania, Jr.
Departmento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 88040-900, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil

ABSTRACT

The basidiomycete Antrodia albida was grown in different culture media to study the production of biomass and its active substances. A progressive increase in fungal biomass throughout the 30-day incubation period was observed. The extracts showed discrete antibacterial activity, and the chemical analysis by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry revealed a total of 17 substances in the fungal extracts, including sugars and furanones.