The kinetics of the autolytic phase of growth in cultures of Aspergillus niger
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- Lahoz, R., Reyes, F., Alarcón, G.G. et al. Mycopathologia (1986) 94: 75. doi:10.1007/BF00437370
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The kinetics of the autolytic phase of growth in cultures of Aspergillus niger has been studied. Two different autolytic periods could be distinguished. One, consisting of a rapid (exponential) loss (62%) of mycelial weight, occurred between 36 and 117 hours of incubation. A second, consisting of a slow autolysis, occurred between the 117th and the 190th hour of incubation; the mycelial loss here being 5%. Based on the degree of autolysis (α=67.0%), 92.5% and 7.5% are lost during the first and the second autolytic periods, respectively.