Submitted to: United States of America and Mexico Symposium
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 4, 2007
Publication Date: April 8, 2007
Citation: Jackson, M.A. 2007. Production of fungal bioinsecticides in liquid cultivation media. In: Proceedings of Managing Fermentors Workshop. Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. p. 32-36. Technical Abstract: This laboratory session will show students how to design and evaluate experiments to determine if fungal biocontrol agents have the potential to be produced using liquid culture fermentation methods. Media design strategies will be demonstrated and discussed and media formulation protocols described. Students will microscopically observe and count fungal propagules such as blastospores and microsclerotia from cultures that were started prior to the class. In order to evaluate the desiccation tolerance of the fungal propagules produced in the various cultures, demonstrations will be provided to show how cultures are harvested and processed for air-drying.