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.

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Archives of Microbiology
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19 Oct 2012 10:40
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