Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. Special Edition May. 2015

Metabolic Characteristics of the Atlantic Deep-sea Derived Fungus Cladosporium sp. FA1-2 in Extreme Environments

Peihai Li1#, Yaqin Fan1#, Hao Chen1*, Yaxi Chao1, Fengmei Wang2, Suqi Wu1, Xiaomei Zhang2 Ning Du1 and Junhui Chen1

1Key Lab of Marine Bioactive Substances, First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China. 2Technical center, Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, PR China.

Received on 16 February 2015 and accepted on 20 April 2015



The objective of our research was to explore metabolic characteristics of the deep-sea fungi in extreme environment. The study revealed a rather low population density of cultivable fungi in deep-sea sediments. Sixteen compounds, including nine cyclic dipeptides (1-3, 8, 9, 12, and 14-16), were obtained from the fermentation broth of the Cladosporium sp. FA1-2 derived from the Atlantic Ocean. The deep-sea fungal metabolic characteristics?in low temperature and oligotrophic medium were reported here for the first time. The characteristics of metabolites were connected with the adaptive mechanism of deep-sea fungi and could be used as a reference to study the secondary metabolites of fungi residing in extreme environments.

Keywords : extreme environments; metabolic characterization; deep-sea fungus; Cladosporium sp..