Neurospora contamination of cultures in Lao PDR — a sticky rice issue

  title={Neurospora contamination of cultures in Lao PDR — a sticky rice issue},
  author={P. Vongphachan and Christopher F Villalta and P. Songvilay and K. Chittarhath and S. Sayapatha and Jillian L. Walsh and Lester William Burgess},
  journal={Australasian Plant Disease Notes},
A major problem with contamination of fungal and bacterial cultures by Neurospora in the diagnostic laboratory of the Plant Pathology Unit at the Plant Protection Centre in Vientiane, Laos, occurred in May 2009 and again in April-May 2010. The problem persisted despite sterilization of all contaminated cultures and stringent disinfection procedures. Initial attempts to identify the source were unsuccessful. However in May 2010 the senior author realised that the orange fungus common on old… CONTINUE READING
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