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Exposure of Metarhizium acridum mycelium to light induces tolerance to UV-B radiation

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Brancini, Guilherme T. P. [1] ; Rangel, Drauzio E. N. [2] ; Braga, Gilberto U. L. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Ribeirao Preto, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Patol Trop Saude Publ, BR-74605050 Goiania, Go - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: FEMS Microbiology Letters; v. 363, n. 6 MAR 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 6

Metarhizium acridum is an entomopathogenic fungus commonly used as a bioinsecticide. The conidium is the fungal stage normally employed as field inoculum in biological control programs and must survive under field conditions such as high ultraviolet-B (UV-B) exposure. Light, which is an important stimulus for many fungi, has been shown to induce the production of M. robertsii conidia with increased stress tolerance. Here we show that a two-hour exposure to white or blue/UV-A light of fast-growing mycelium induces tolerance to subsequent UV-B irradiation. Red light, however, does not have the same effect. In addition, we established that this induction can take place with as little as 1 min of white-light exposure. This brief illumination scheme could be relevant in future studies of M. acridum photobiology and for the production of UV-B resistant mycelium used in mycelium-based formulations for biological control. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/15204-8 - Mechanistic study of the photodynamic inactivation of human and plant pathogenic fungi
Grantee:Gilberto Úbida Leite Braga
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/06374-1 - Visible light during growth enhances conidial tolerance to different stress conditions in fungi
Grantee:Drauzio Eduardo Naretto Rangel
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/50518-6 - Stress related genes are induced by visible light during mycelial growth resulting in increased conidial tolerance to stress conditions
Grantee:Drauzio Eduardo Naretto Rangel
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/02486-8 - A proteomic approach for the identification of proteins related to stress tolerance in conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium acridum
Grantee:Guilherme Thomaz Pereira Brancini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master