Analytical chemistry: Virulence caught green-handed

Nat Chem. 2013 Mar;5(3):155-7. doi: 10.1038/nchem.1583.


Many of us eat mushrooms, but few of us have probably ever thought about — let alone witnessed — the epic battle of kingdoms that can occur between this delicacy and its bacterial pathogens. Now, imaging mass spectrometry has enabled the identification of a bacterium’s potent antifungal weapon of choice.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Agaricales / chemistry*
  • Agaricales / drug effects
  • Chemistry Techniques, Analytical / methods*
  • Chemistry, Analytic
  • Green Chemistry Technology / methods
  • Oxalobacteraceae / chemistry*
  • Oxalobacteraceae / metabolism
  • Oxalobacteraceae / pathogenicity
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization
  • Virulence