Lipopeptides are like tiny nails that can puncture and penetrate the plasma membrane of fungi
The lipopeptides in Harmonix® Turf Defense are made up of fatty acid tail and peptide head. The fatty acid tail is hydrophobic (meaning it repels water) and the peptide head is hydrophilic (meaning it attracts water). This unique combination allows lipopeptides to insert themselves into the fungal cell membrane by forming a tightly packed ring-like structure that can pierce through the membrane.
Once inside, the lipopeptides disrupt the normal functioning of the fungal cell membrane, causing it to leak and eventually leading to the death of the fungus.