Activation of spores/ascospores
Michael Enk c918196
ibtme at aix0.kbar.dtu.dk
Mon Feb 26 17:19:21 EST 1996
I am a student at the Technical University of Denmark. I am currently
working with fungi isolated from either cakes or in connection with the
production e.i. from the air, the machines etc. Most of the isolated
fungi are members of the Eurotium genus.
The problem is, that it can be months before there is any visible growth
on the cakes. Often air samples show nothing, but growth on the cakes
indicate something quite different. It was not possible to find any
growing fungi at the factory.
I am trying to find a way to activate the growth of the fungi. I have
been thinking of using heat and/or microwaves to activate the
spores/ascospores. I would like to hear from anybody with experience with
either of the two methods or maybe a their method.
Another problem is the separation of the ascospores from the spores. I
have been think about killing the spores in 70% ethanol or using sonication.
Any comments or ideas would be appreciated. Either mail me or post to the group.
Have a nice day
ibtme at student.dtu.dk
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