Light-induced fruit body formation of an entomogenenous fungusPaecilomyces tenuipes
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 WordsCordyceps sp. fruit body induction by light Isaria japonica Paecilomyces tenuipes
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