Summary: Microcycle conidiation in shaken cultures of M 79 was induced at 24 °C without any shock treatment. The occurrence of a microcycle depended on the presence of an organic acid (especially glutamic acid) in combination with glucose, low phosphate concentration, light and sufficient aeration. Absence of glucose and/or lowered aeration evoked vegetative growth. A synchronous and homogeneous microcycle required a certain relationship between the number of inoculated conidia and the concentration of the organic acid in the medium; the optimum was at 0.08 nmol acid per conidium. Higher values stimulated normal vegetative growth. A shortage or absence of the organic acid led to an atypical growth. The effect of organic acid can be partially replaced by addition of 2% (w/v) CaCO. Addition of NH in concentrations higher than 6 m to cultures with glutamate or glutamine evoked vegetative growth.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error