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A technique for accelerating and synchronising germination of conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae

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A technique for accelerating and synchronising germination of conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae. / Dillon, R. J. ; Charnley, A. K. .

In: Archives of Microbiology, Vol. 142, No. 2, 07.1985, p. 204-206.

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title = "A technique for accelerating and synchronising germination of conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae",
abstract = "The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (strain ME1) failed to swell or form germ-tubes in distilled water. However, a period of soaking in distilled water (10–44 h) accelerated the process of germination when a suitable nutrient source was provided. The implications of this novel observation are discussed in terms of mechanisms of germination and the use of parasitic fungi for insect pest control.",
keywords = "Metarhizium anisopliae , Entomopathogenic fungus, Conidial swelling, Germination",
author = "Dillon, {R. J.} and Charnley, {A. K.}",
year = "1985",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1007/BF00447069",
language = "English",
volume = "142",
pages = "204--206",
journal = "Archives of Microbiology",
issn = "0302-8933",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
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KW - Conidial swelling

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