versión impresa ISSN 0103-9016
ONOFRE, Sideney Becker; MINIUK, Cindia Mara; BARROS, Neiva Monteiro de y AZEVEDO, João Lúcio. Growth and sporulation of Metarhizium flavoviride var. Flavoviride on culture media and lighting regimes. Sci. agric. [online]. 2001, vol.58, n.3, pp. 613-616. ISSN 0103-9016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-90162001000300026.
Entomopathogenic fungi from the genus Metarhizium are largely used for the biological control of agricultural pests by conidia spreading on the field. Although conidia production is well studied in M. anisopliae, only few research studies were done in M. flavoviride. The present work was carried out alming to evaluate the Mycelial growth and sporulation of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium flavoviride var. flavoviride growing at 27 ± 2°C on Potato-dextrose-agar (PDA), Czapek-agar (CZP) and a complete agar medium (CM) under three lighting regimes, (continuous illumination, light/dark cycle and an black light/dark cycle) were investigated. A completely randomized 3 ´ 3 (culture media ´ lighting regime) factorial design with four replicates was used. The best mycelial growth and sporulation occurred on the PDA and CM media under continuous illumination (P £ 0,05).
Palabras llave : Metarhizium flavoviride; mycelial growth; culture media; lighting regimes.