Agent Name

Antimycin A

CAS Number

1397-94-0

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Antipiricullin; Fintrol; Virosin; [ChemIDplus] Verosin; [HSDB]

Category

Bacterial Toxins

Description

White to light yellow solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Formulated as a liquid with 23% active product; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

An antifungal toxin (inhibits mitochondrial electron transport and induces apoptosis) from several species of Streptomyces, Antimycin A is a mixture of A1a and A1b isomers; [Merck Index] Also used in fish management programs to remove invasive species and to control scaled fish in catfish food production ponds; [Reference #1]

Comments

End-use product is 23% active ingredient; Causes eye irritation in rabbits; Not irritating or sensitizing to skin; [Reference #1] May cause irritation; Highly toxic by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Restricted

A restricted use pesticide; [Reference #1]

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