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Chemical constitutents and cytotoxicity of some Tanzanian wild mushrooms

V Nyigo, LD Baraza, MHH Nkunya, SJM Mdachi, CC Joseph, A Waziri

Abstract




The sterol ergosterol and ergosta-4,22-diene-3β,7α-diol, together with 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde were isolated from the mushroom species Polyporus molluscensis, Cantharellus isabelinus, C. symoensii and a Podaxis species. Their structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic data. The ethanol extracts of mushroom samples of Agaricus sp. and Termitomyces letestui also showed cytotoxicity against the brine shrimp larvae.

Tanzania Journal of Science Vol. 31 (2) 2005: pp. 1-4



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjs.v31i2.18414
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