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Conidial water affinity is an important characteristic for thermotolerance in entomopathogenic fungi

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Souza, Roberta K. F. [1] ; Azevedo, Rosana F. F. [1] ; Lobo, Anderson O. [1] ; Rangel, Drauzio E. N. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Vale Paraiba, Inst Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; v. 24, n. 4, p. 448-461, APR 3 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 8

The interspecific thermotolerance of several species of entomopathogenic fungi was evaluated based on the conidial water affinity. The species were divided between hydrophilic and hydrophobic conidia. The species with hydrophobic conidia were Beauveria bassiana (ARSEF 252), Metarhizium brunneum (ARSEF 1187), Metarhizium robertsii (ARSEF 2575), Isaria fumosorosea (ARSEF 3889) and Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. (ARSEF 5749). The species with hydrophilic conidia were Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (ARSEF 3392), Tolypocladium inflatum (ARSEF 4877), Simplicillium lanosoniveum (ARSEF 6430), Lecanicillium aphanocladii (ARSEF 6433), S. lanosoniveum (ARSEF 6651), Aschersonia placenta (ARSEF 7637) and Aschersonia aleyrodis (ARSEF 10276). The conidial surface tension of each isolate was also studied. Conidial suspensions were exposed to 38, 41 or 45 degrees C. After exposure, the suspensions were inoculated on media and conidial germination was evaluated. Considerable differences in thermotolerance were found among the 12 entomopathogenic fungal species. Species with hydrophobic conidia were generally more thermotolerant than species with hydrophilic conidia. All isolates with hydrophobic conidia showed higher conidial surface tension than the isolates with hydrophilic conidia. (AU)

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: 11/17877-7 - Development of new polymeric scaffolds by electrospinning technique with incorporation of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and nanohidroxyapatite for bone tissue regeneration
Grantee:Anderson de Oliveira Lobo
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants