Spore germination in Phytophthora ?
jmicales at facstaff.wisc.edu
Mon Sep 8 07:54:54 EST 1997
Hello. About 10 years ago I was working in a lab in which there
was some research with Phytophthora infestans. The researchers
there would feed the spores to snails and then germinate them
from of the snail feces. Apparently the snail digestive system
had enzymes in there that would soften up the coat.
Does anyone else have experience with this. I know that you can
buy snail digestion enzymes, so perhaps there is a better way to
do this in vitro. It's been a long time and I don't really
remember the details!
Forest Products Laboratory
Madison, WI USA
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