Volume 7 - Issue 3

Article Number 1

Wheat flour, an inexpensive medium for in vitro cultivation of coprophilous fungus Coprinopsis cinerea


Mohankumar S and Savitha J

Received 27 February 2017
Accepted 09 March 2017
Published Online 20 July 2017
Corresponding Author Savitha Dr.J – drsvtj@yahoo.co.in

        Coprinopsis cinerea, a coprophilous basidiomycetous fungus generally called as inky cap mushroom is used as a model organism to study the evolution of fruiting bodies in higher fungi. Herbivorous animal dung is a major source of Coprinopsis cinerea, as it contains high carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus elements. Due to the extensive application of Coprinopsis cinerea in Genetics, Molecular Biology and Microbial Biotechnology it is necessary to explore a suitable inexpensive medium for its in vitro cultivation. In our present study, we found that 2% wheat flour medium supported the vegetative growth and induced the fruiting body formation within 10 days at 30ºC, pH 6 under dark compared to malt extract amended media. The number of fruiting bodies and biomass of fruiting bodies were also found higher in wheat flour medium compared to other media tested with similar cultural conditions

Keywords Basidiomycetes – Biomass – Fruiting body – Growth – Herbivores –dung – Inky cap
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Article Number 2

Glomus herrerae, a new sporocarpic species of Glomeromycetes from Cuba


Torres-Arias Y, Furrazola E, Berbara RLL, Jobim K, Lima JLR and Goto BT

Received 31 May 2017
Accepted 12 June 2017
Published Online 18 August 2017
Corresponding Author Khadija Jobim–khadija_jobim@hotmail.com

A new species forming glomoid spores in large sporocarps (500–900 × 780–1500 µm), two spore wall layers, being swl1 thin (0,3–0,8 µm), semi-persistent and hyaline to light yellow; swl2 thick (12–30 µm), laminated, orange brown to dark red brown was found in semi-natural ecosystems in Cuba and is herein described as Glomus herrerae.

Keywords Glomerales – morphology – rain forest – taxonomy
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