Mycotoxin producers in the VKM mycelial fungi collection
Ozerskaya S.M., Kochkina G.A., Ivanushkina N.E., Vasilenko A.N.
Pushchino Scientific Center for Biological Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (PSCBR RAS), G.K. Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino
The article provides information about All-Russian Collection of Microorganisms’ (VKM) fungi – potential producers of mycotoxins. A comparative analysis of the VKM database of the diversity of mycelial fungi with ChEBI (Chemical Entities of Biological Interest) and ChEMBL (Chemical Database of European Molecular Biology Laboratory) databases containing information on various chemical compounds was performed. It confirms that the fungi of VKM collection represent significant objects for a comprehensive study of their metabolome. Currently described mycotoxins for representatives of 44 genera of mycelial fungi of VKM are presented. More research in this area will allow a more active development of mycotoxin studies in representatives of hitherto poorly studied fungal taxa using the VKM collection fund.