Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 512–519

Production of nematode-attracting and nematicidal substances by predacious fungi

  • J. Balan
  • L. Križková
  • P. Nemec
  • V. Vollek
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02872918

Cite this article as:
Balan, J., Križková, L., Nemec, P. et al. Folia Microbiol (1974) 19: 512. doi:10.1007/BF02872918

Abstract

Arthrobotrys conoides Drechsler,Arthrobotrys oligospora Fressenius andMonacrosporium rutgeriensis R. C. Cooke, Pramer belong to the peculiar group of predactious fungi which trap and kill nematodes. We have found that these cultures produce nematode-attracting and nematicidal substances the production of which is potentiated in the presence of nematodes. Our method of nematode attraction assay is also described.

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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Balan
    • 1
  • L. Križková
    • 1
  • P. Nemec
    • 1
  • V. Vollek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General Biology, Biological InstituteSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislava
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and BiochemistrySlovak Technical UniversityBratislava