Mycoscience

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 243–246 | Cite as

pH and temperature optima for growth and sporulation in some common fungi from city waste

  • Sudhir Kumar Mehra
  • Ajai Kumar Jaitly
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Abstract

Relationships between the growth of certain fungi isolated from city waste and pH and temperature were examined by two methods. The tested isolates showed their maximum growth and sporulation at different pHs while temperature requirements were the same (28°C), except forHumicola grisea (43°C).Cladosporium herbarum andH. grisea showed double pH optima. The ranges of pH and temperature for sporulation were more limited than those for the vegetative growth. Although all the tested isolates showed wide tolerances to pH and temperature, the degree of tolerance varied with the isolates. A considerable change from the initial pH of the liquid medium was noted at the end of the experiment.

Key words

city waste fungal growth pH temperature 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudhir Kumar Mehra
    • 1
  • Ajai Kumar Jaitly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Life SciencesRohikhand UniversityBareillyIndia

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