Figure 1: Effect of duration of desiccation at 23°C on the viability of Bgt (isolate HN-12) conidia stored at either room temperature or -80°C for 1 day. The room temperature and -80°C treatments are represented by the dashed and solid lines, respectively. Relative viability was calculated as the percentage germination of the treated conidia relative to fresh conidia (usually 45-50%). Each point represents the mean of three independent experiments. Vertical bars represent the standard deviations (SD) of the means.