Impact of water-stress and washing treatments on production, synthesis and retention of endogenous sugar alcohols and germinability of Metarhizium anisopliae blastospores.

@article{Ypsilos2004ImpactOW,
  title={Impact of water-stress and washing treatments on production, synthesis and retention of endogenous sugar alcohols and germinability of Metarhizium anisopliae blastospores.},
  author={Ioannis K Ypsilos and Naresh Magan},
  journal={Mycological research},
  year={2004},
  volume={108 Pt 11},
  pages={1337-45}
}
The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae was physiologically manipulated by culturing in liquid culture under a range of water-stress conditions (0.98, 0.97 and 0.96 water activity, a(w)) imposed by either PEG 200, KCl or NaCl at 25 degrees C to optimise blastospore production and quality in terms of accumulation of endogenous compatible solutes and germinability. Optimum spore yield occurred at 0.98a(w), when PEG 200 was the solute. Blastospores produced under different water-stress… CONTINUE READING