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dc.contributor.authorMoore, D.
dc.contributor.authorDouro-Kpindou, O.K.
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, N.E.
dc.identifier.citationMoore, D., Douro-Kpindou, O.K., Jenkins, N.E. & Lomer, C.J. (1996). Effects of moisture content and temperature on storage of Metarhizium flavoride conidia. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 6, 51-61.
dc.description.abstractThe effects of moisture content and temperature on the medium-term (3-4 months) storage of conidia of Metarhizium flavoviride were investigated. Conidia harvested after 24 days of culturing on rice showed greater tolerance to long storage than conidia from 12-day cultures. The moistut-e content of the conidia was of greatest importance; at harvest from the culture. conidial moisture contents could be > 40%, while the optimal moisture content for storage was found to be 4-5%. Dried conidia stored in oil benefited from the addition of dried silica gel, as did conidia stored as powder. A range of mineral oils proved satisfactory for storage, and when dried silica gel was added to suspensions, germination levels were 79.8% after 105 days at 28-32°C. Dried conidia stored in oil maintained germination levels of up to 96 and 85% after 80 days at IO-14°C and 28-.UoC respectively. Dried conidia stored as powder retained germination levels of 95% at JO-I4°C. but only up to 27% at 28-32°C. In another experiment, dried conidia maintained greater than 90% germination over 128 days, with or without silica gel at JO-14°C or 15- 18°C.
dc.subjectMoisture Content
dc.titleEffects of moisture content and temperature on storage of Metarhizium flavoride conidia
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Biological Control
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research institute
cg.iitasubjectPests Of Plants
cg.iitasubjectPlant Diseases
cg.iitasubjectPlant Health
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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