1st Edition

Ergot The Genus Claviceps

Edited By Vladimir Kren, Ladislav Cvak Copyright 1999

    This volume provides readers with biotechnological aspects of ergot alkaloid production and genetic and physiological data. Toxicology and environmental risks of ergot infection and contamination of food and forage are also detailed

    1. History of Ergot 2. Biology and Life Strategy of the Ergot Fungi 3. The TAxonomy and Phylogeny of Claviceps 4. Genetics of Claviceps purpurea 5. Biosynthesis of Ergot Alkaloids 6. Physiologival Regulation of Ergot Alkaloid Production and Special Cultivation Techniques 7. Ergot Alkaloids and Other Metabolites of the Genus Claviceps 8. Chemical Modifications of Ergot Alkaloids 9. Biotransformations of Ergot Alkaloids 10. Analytical Chemistry of Ergot Alkaloids 11. Parasitic Production of Ergot Alkaloids 12. Saprophytic Cultivation of Claviceps 13. Industrial Production of Ergot Alkaloids 14. Ergot Alkaloids and their Derivatives as Ligands for Serotoninergic, Dopaminergic, and Adrenergic Receptors 15. Antimicrobial and Antitumor Effects of Ergot Alkaloids and their Derivatives 16. Role of Ergot Alkaloids in the Immune System 17. Toxicology of Ergot Alkaloids in Agriculture 18. Producers of Ergot Alkaloids out of Claviceps Genus


    Vladimir Kren, Ladislav Cvak