Morphology in submerged culture

mspear mspear at
Mon Feb 6 11:15:13 EST 1995

James E Gannon (bact at wrote:
> I have just begun working with submerged (liquid grown) cultures of 
> Rhizopus.  Form the same spore prep, some times I get discrete bead like 
> morphology and others I get an "uncontrolled" filamentous mass?  What 
> specifically controls morphological type under submerged conditions?  
> <bact at

In some species the speed of agitation or ammount of bubbling can have
an effect like you discribe.

    ---- Mark

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