Influence of inoculum type, inorganic salt and nitrogen to carbon ratio on sclerotium formation and carotenoid production in surface culture of Penicillium sp. PT95.

@article{Han2002InfluenceOI,
  title={Influence of inoculum type, inorganic salt and nitrogen to carbon ratio on sclerotium formation and carotenoid production in surface culture of Penicillium sp. PT95.},
  author={Jian-rong Han and Jun Xu and Xiao-mei Zhou},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={254-9}
}
This study examined the respective effect of inoculum type, inorganic salt and nitrogen to carbon ratio on sclerotium formation and carotenoid production in surface culture of Penicillium sp. PT95. Neither the spore inoculum nor the mycelial pellet inoculum could result in the formation of sclerotium on a modified Czapek agar medium after incubation of 28 days, whereas the inoculum in the form of sclerotium caused the formation of numerous orange, sand-shaped sclerotia after incubation of 14… CONTINUE READING