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A technique for accelerating and synchronising germination of conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae

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 0302-8933

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 57966
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2012 11:40
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 11:40
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57966

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