Accession Number : AD0269364

Title :   PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF THE MARINE FUNGI

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FLA MARINE LAB

Personal Author(s) : SGUROS,PETER L. ; MEYERS,SAMUEL P. ; REYNOLDS,ERNEST S.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : GROWTH AND CARRY-OVER IS DESCRIBED FOR TWO ORGANISMS. Under the conditions employed, the capacity of marine fungi to carry over sufficient nutrient factors for growth in fresh deficient media appears greatest in the more vigorous young cultures but relatively low in comparison with terrestrial types. Exhaustion has no apparent hamful effect on growth capacity. The effects of quantity of inoculum on the total crop were noted for three organisms and critical quantities established above which additio al inoculum is superfluous and below which the total crop is directly related to the amount of inoculum provided. Increased tendency to pellet formation and loss of chromogenesis were also the result of inadequate quantities of inoculum. Growth curves were established by gravimetry for nine species in natural sea water media. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FUNGI, ECOLOGY, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), MARINE BIOLOGY, NUTRITION, PHYSIOLOGY, SEA WATER, YEASTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE