Ergot alkaloids--sources, structures and analytical methods

Folia Microbiol (Praha). 1997;42(1):3-29. doi: 10.1007/BF02898641.


Natural sources, i.e. fungal strains and species producing ergot alkaloids (EA), are surveyed together with the chemical structures of EA and a list of new natural EA discovered in the last three decades. Other topics include new efficient chromatographic methods (HPLC) for the separation and isolation of new natural EA and also immunological methods of EA detection.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid / methods
  • Ergot Alkaloids / chemistry
  • Ergot Alkaloids / isolation & purification*
  • Ergot Alkaloids / pharmacology
  • Fungi / chemistry
  • Humans
  • Immunoassay / methods
  • Molecular Structure


  • Ergot Alkaloids