Spore germination in Phytophthora ?

bottin at cict.fr bottin at cict.fr
Mon Sep 8 03:20:01 EST 1997

I would like to isolate colonies of Phytophthora parasitica var nicotianae 
(Ppn) whose nuclei originate from a single nucleus. Mononucleate cells in 
this fungus are zoospores originating from young cysts. Zoospores of Ppn are 
easily obtained and one can encyst them by vortexing. But I failed to have 
them germinate in vitro. Has anybody experience in germinating encysted 
zoospores of Ppn in vitro?
Thank you for your help,


Dr Arnaud Bottin
Universite Paul Sabatier
118, route de Narbonne
F-31062 Toulouse cedex 04

Phone:  +33/(0)56 155 67 60
FAX:    +33/(0)56 155 83 78
Courel:  bottin at cict.fr

More information about the Mycology mailing list