Dillon, R. J. and Charnley, A. K. (1985) A technique for accelerating and synchronising germination of conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae. Archives of Microbiology, 142 (2). pp. 204-206. ISSN 0302-8933Full text not available from this repository.
The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (strain ME1) failed to swell or form germ-tubes in distilled water. However, a period of soaking in distilled water (10–44 h) accelerated the process of germination when a suitable nutrient source was provided. The implications of this novel observation are discussed in terms of mechanisms of germination and the use of parasitic fungi for insect pest control.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Archives of Microbiology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Metarhizium anisopliae ; Entomopathogenic fungus ; Conidial swelling ; Germination|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences|
|Deposited On:||19 Oct 2012 11:40|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 16:27|
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