(+)-Rugulosin is an intense yellow pigment produced by some species of Penicillium, Aspergillus and the fungal symbiotants of some lichens. (+)-Rugulosin shows antibacterial and insecticidal activity and has found application as a bioinsecticide, notably as the active secondary metabolite in endophytic fungi of seedlings.
(+)-Rugulosin is soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF and DMSO.
|References||Rugulosin, a crystalline colouring matter of Penicillium rugulosum Thom. Breen J. et al. , Biochem. J. 1955, 60, 618. |
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