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Author Mondal, A. H. ♦ Parbery, D. G.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Netherlands
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology
Subject Keyword Plant Pathology ♦ Plant Sciences ♦ Agriculture ♦ Entomology ♦ Ecology
Abstract Although an inhibitory role of the spore matrix on germination of Colletotrichum musae is well established, its role in protecting spores from adverse environmental conditions remains to be proven. The possible role of the spore matrix in the survival of spores of C. musae was investigated by germinating unwashed spores of four isolates after storage at 18°C, washed and unwashed spores of three isolates after storage at -4°C and 37°C, and one isolate after exposure to UV (∼290 nm) radiation. Unwashed spores with the matrix intact consistently survived better than washed spores. The rate of germination of matrix containing stored spores was greater following 1–2 days of rehydration than when immersed directly into water. Removing the matrix was fatal to spores exposed to UV radiation. This study suggests that the spore matrix of gloeosporoid fungi, such as C. musae, is critical to their survival.
ISSN 08153191
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-01-01
Publisher Institution Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Publisher Place Dordrecht
e-ISSN 14486032
Journal Australasian Plant Pathology
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 2
Page Count 7
Starting Page 229
Ending Page 235


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