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ISSN 2410-7751 (Print)
ISSN 2410-776X (Online)

 1 2016

"Biotechnologia Acta" V. 9, No 1, 2016
Р. 55-63, Bibliography 46, English
Universal Decimal Classification: 579.63:577.29


N. P. Vedenicheva, G. A. Al-Maali, N. Yu. Mytropolska, O. B. Mykhaylova, N. A. Bisko, I. V. Kosakivska

Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

The aim of the research was to study the cytokinins production by medicinal basidial mushrooms. Cytokinins were for the first time identified and quantified in mycelial biomass of six species (Ganoderma lucidum, Trametes versicolor, Fomitopsis officinalis, Pleurotus nebrodensis, Grifola frondosa, Sparassis crispa) using HPLC. Trans- and cis-zeatin, zeatin riboside, zeatin-O-glucoside, isopentenyladenosine, isopentenyladenine were found but only one species (G. lucidum, strain 1900) contained all these substances. The greatest total cytokinin quantity was detected in F. officinalis, strain 5004. S. crispa, strain 314, and F. officinalis, strain 5004, mycelial biomass was revealed to have the highest level of cytokinin riboside forms (zeatin riboside and isopentenyladenosine). The possible connection between medicinal properties of investigated basidiomycetes and of cytokinins is discussed. S. crispa, strain 314, and F. officinalis, strain 5004, are regarded as promising species for developing biotechnological techniques to produce biologically active drugs from their mycelial biomass. As one of the potential technological approaches there is proposed fungal material drying.

Key words: medicinal mushrooms, mycelial biomass, cytokinins.

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