blastospore


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blastospore

[′blas·tə‚spȯr]
(mycology)
A fungal resting spore that arises by budding.
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albicans transforms from blastospores into invasive hyphae forms (Jackson et al.
The blastospore suspension was prepared by mixing 2 g of the powder in 100 mL of sterile distilled water, stirring the suspension with a magnetic bar for 30 min and then allowing the diatomaceous earth to settle from the suspension for an additional 30 min.
Blastospore density was assessed with a compound light microscope (400X) and a 10 mm reticle grid (Hunt Optic and Imaging, Pittsburg, PA).
The spray was either sterile distilled water (DW) or an Ifr blastospore suspension (6.
5, which represented the beginning of the growth phase and initial germination of the blastospore, were not assessed.
2007) indicated that the speed of the Ifr blastospore germination was improved by adding keratin hydrolysate and the number of infective propagules was increased as well.
Regardless of the fungal species or the requirement for sprayable blastospores or microsclerotia granules, the production platform we've developed for these biopesticides is the same.
Combining the fermentation culture with appropriate temperature and aeration stimulates the fungus to produce highly infectious blastospores, which are ideal for bioinsecticide uses.
We can do a 2-day fermentation run and obtain a yield of a billion blastospores per milliliter," Jackson reports.
The new technique uses liquid fermentation, in which Paecilomyces forms yeastlike cells called blastospores.
Lacey, Kirk, and David Akey of ARS experimented with using mist irrigation to apply blastospores of U.