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Efficient isolation of thermophilic and thermotolerant mucoralean fungi

  • M. R. Tansey


Rhizomucor miehei (Cooney & Emerson) Schipper, R. pusillus (Lindt) Schipper, Rhizopus rhizopodiformis (Cohn) Zopf, and Absidia corymbifera (Cohn) Sacc. & Trotter were isolated from numerous materials immersed in YpSs agar or 2% malt extract agar containing 50 μg/ml Benlate, 100 U/ml penicillin G, and 40 μg/ml streptomycin sulfate; agar plates were incubated at 45 °C. Alternative media and procedures useful for special circumstances are described. These four pathogenic thermophilic or thermotolerant species were readily isolated from spices, herbal teas, sunflower seeds, and other materials.


Agar Penicillin Streptomycin Agar Plate Malt Extract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Tansey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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