Masters Theses

Title

Transformations of tryptamine and tryptophan by basidiomycetes

Abstract

"The product formed from tryptamine by Trichloloma nudum was identified as indoleacetic acid (LAA) and from tryptophan by Cantharellus cibrarius as indolelactic acid (ILA). The products were extracted from the spent media with organic solvents. Purification and identification of the crystalline transformation products were accomplished by means of paper chromatography, spectrophotometry and thin layer chromatography. The conversion of tryptamine and tryptophan was also studied in cultures of Lencopaxillus paradoxus, Pluteus granularis and Pleuatus ostreatus. Only Pluteus granularis was found to transform tryptamine into IAA. Lencopaxillus paradoxus transformed tryptamine into oxindoleacetic acid ((OIAA). Paper chromatography proved to be useful for the qualitative identification of indoleacetic acid, indolelactic acid, oxindole-acetic acid and anthranilic acid. Spectrophotometry was employed for the quantitative estimation of the substances formed"--Abstract, leaf ii.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

vi, 41 leaves

Rights

© 1965 Hsiao-lung Cheng, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Basidiomycetes
Indoleacetic acid
Paper chromatography

Thesis Number

T 1691

Print OCLC #

5963952

Link to Catalog Record

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