, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 349–351 | Cite as

Light-induced fruit body formation of an entomogenenous fungusPaecilomyces tenuipes

  • Akihito Kana-uchi
  • Takema Fukatsu
Short Communication


Asexual fruit body formation of an entomogenous,Paecilomyces tenuipes, on an artificial culture medium was investigated. For the fruit body induction, light/dark condition was important. Illumination by white light in a particular critical period preceded by a dark period induced the fruit bodies. The critical period was identified to be around 6–14 d after inoculation at 20°C.

Key Words

Cordyceps sp. fruit body induction by light Isaria japonica Paecilomyces tenuipes 


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© The Mycological Society of Japan 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akihito Kana-uchi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Takema Fukatsu
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Bioscience and Human-TechnologyAgency of Industrial Science and TechnologyTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Bio-Oriented Technology Research Advancement InstitutionOmiya, SaitamaJapan

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