fungal storage

Austin Reade rbs at hfx.andara.com
Mon Jun 26 20:11:17 EST 2000


The link I provided to CABI was incorrect.

Correct link is:  www.cabi.org/bioscience/mycpub.htm#hand



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Austin Reade, PhD, RSM(CCM)
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Austin Reade <rbs at hfx.andara.com> wrote in message
news:6TS55.113$cr3.19657 at sapphire.mtt.net...
> Some sources of information:
>
> "Fungi and Food Spoilage" by John Pitt & Ailsa Hocking.  I have the first
> edition (1985 Academic Press) which has a page and a half on storage
methods
> including freezer, lyophilising, liquid nitrogen.  A second edition of
this
> book is now in print.
>
> The CBS has some publications (some downloadable) on mold storage.  Go to
> www.cbs.knaw.nl.
>
> The Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau offers a manual on fungal
maintenance:
>
> The Preservation and Maintenance of Living Fungi by D. Smith and A.H.S.
> Onions (1994) 122 pages ISBN 0 85198 902 0.    Go to
> www.cabi.org/bioscience/mycopub.htm#hand .  I think you may have to buy
this
> one.
>
> One method not mentioned by Pitt & Hocking is storage in sterile water.  I
> once worked with someone who kept his mycorrhizal stock cultures this way.
>
> I used the sterile oil method years ago and it is indeed messy.
>
> Common fungi in the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium, Cladosporium will
keep
> a long time just on agar slants which are sealed against dessication.
>
> --
> Austin Reade, PhD, RSM(CCM)
> Reade BioSciences Inc                 phone (902)423-8369
> 1136 Cartaret Street                       fax (902)423-8313
> Halifax, NS, B3H 3P3 Canada      email rbs at hfx.andara.com
>
> jayakumar <jakku at usaf.org> wrote in message
> news:8j7l80$n4o$1 at diana.bcn.ttd.net...
> > HI
> >    This may sound silly. But can anyone, tell me a good method for long
> > storage of fungal cultures like they do for bacteria by glycerol
storage.
> >   secondly, a good protocol for fungal staining and visualisation under
a
> > light microscrope.
> >   thanking you in advance
> > cheers
> > jayakumar
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>







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