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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 147-154
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.021


Establishment of the Optimum Temperature and pH for the Growth of Phaeoacremonium parasiticum in-vitro and Standardization of the Media for its Mass Culture
G.V. Akhila*, K.C. Puzari and Pranab Dutta
Mycology Research Section, Department of Plant Pathology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This paper presents an in vitro experiment conducted to evaluate the optimum temperature and pH for growth of Phaeoacremonium parasiticum, responsible for oleoresin deposition in agarwood trees. In the present study, P. parasiticum was grown at four different levels of temperature viz., 25 ± 1°C, 271°C, 30 ± 1°C and 32 ± 1°C,  and it was found to attain the highest radial growth at 30 ± 1°C (5.3 cm) followed by that attained  at  32 ± 1°C (0.0452 m), 27 ± 1°C (0.0450 m)  and 25 ± 1°C (0.0240 m). P. parasiticum was also grown at five different levels of pH viz., 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0, to optimize the one most favorable for its growth and it was observed that P. parasiticum had the highest radial growth at a pH of 6.5 (4.10 cm), followed by that attained at pH 6.0 (0.0343 m), 7.0 (0.0330 m), 5.5(0.0168 m) and 5.0(0.0150 m). Upon mass culturing in four different liquid media viz., potato dextrose broth (PDB), host extract broth (HEB), an equal volume of PDB and HEB (PDB + HEB), and malt extract broth (MEB), it was found that the fungus first attained 100per cent growth in PDB after 20 days of inoculation with the biomass having the highest fresh weight (2299 mg) and dry weight (1420 mg).


Keywords: Phaeoacremonium parasiticum,pH, Temperature variations.
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Akhila, G.V., K.C. Puzari and Pranab Dutta. 2017. Establishment of the Optimum Temperature and pH for the Growth of Phaeoacremonium parasiticum in-vitro and Standardization of the Media for its Mass CultureInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 147-154. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.021