Accession Number:

AD0673018

Title:

THE FIELD CULTURE OF ERGOT IN THE USSR

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The negative aspect of the utilization of native ergot for the production of alkolids is the sharp fluctuation of its productivity from year to year in relation to the yearly conditions and the uncertainty of the quantitative and qualitative composition of the alkaloids in it. There have frequently been cases when large consignments of prepared ergot contained no alkaloids at all. It is incomparably more convenient to use sclerotia of ergot produced by means of artificial inoculation of rye with special strains of the fungus.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE