A survey of fungal spermidine biosynthesis

Kenneth W. Nickerson, Jane D. Swanson, Rajiv K. Kulkarni, Rose McCullough

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Twenty-five fungi, including representatives from each of the four major classes, were surveyed regarding the pathway employed for spermidine biosynthesis. Two pathways are currently recognized depending on whether the propylamine moiety is derived from methionine or aspartic acid. In each of the fungi studied, radiolabeled methionine was incorporated into spermidine whereas aspartic acid was not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalExperimental Mycology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1979


  • fungi
  • polyamine pathway
  • spermidine biosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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