alexa Fungal Cultures|omicsgroup|Journal Of Plant Pathology And Microbiology

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Fungal Cultures

An evaluation was carried out on some growth media for the cultivation of fungal cultures. Fungi such as Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Aspergillus terreus, Aspergillus glaucus, Fusarium oxysporium, and Rhizopus stolonifer were isolated from food materials using Standard Blotter Method. Pure cultures were obtained and transferred into Potato Dextrose, Soybean Dextrose, Sawdust Sucrose, Ofor (Detarium macrocarpum) Sucrose and Groundnut Dextrose Broths respectively, to screen their suitability for culturing fungi. After incubation at 27 ± 1°C for 7 days, the organisms were harvested, weighed with a weighing balance to measure their growth rate. The mean values for all the organisms in Soybean broth except Fusarium oxysporium, were significantly (P ≤ 0.05) higher than those of Groundnut Dextrose, Ofor (Detarium macrocarpum) Sucrose Broth, Sawdust Sucrose Broth and Potato Dextrose Broth. OMICS Group International is one of the leading Open Access Publishers which is publishing 700+ peer-reviewed journals with the support of 50,000+ editorial board members as editorial team and aimed to disseminate the scholarly knowledge to the scientific society. OMICS Group also organizing 3000+ International Scientific Conferences and events yearly all over the world with the support of 1000+ Scientific associations worldwide. Citation: Ikechi–Nwogu CG, Elenwo EN (2012) Comparative Evaluation of Growth Media for the Cultivation of Fungal Cultures. J Plant Pathol Microb 3:139.
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