Accession Number : AD0714117

Title :   Mass Cultivation of the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana Vuill, under Nonsterile Conditions (Massovoe Vyrashchivanie Entomopathogennogo Griba Beauveria Bassiana Vuill. v. Nesterilnykh Usloviyakh),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Evlakhova,A. A. ; Paikin,D. M. ; Tarasov,L. G.

Report Date : 07 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A method is described for the mass cultivation of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana Vuill. which can be used on state and collective farms using inexpensive materials and without employing any special equipment. The fungal film is grown on a sugar beet substrate. The nitrogen source is sodium nitrate. The containers are devised locally using polyethylene films which are stretched on a frame work to form shallow containers which are then covered by polyethylene films to prevent contamination by extraneous atmospheric microorganisms. In this way large quantities of this preparation can be obtained locally without great cost and without employing autoclaving and without adding antibiotics to the nutrient medium. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUNGI, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*INSECT CONTROL, FUNGI), CULTURE MEDIA, ANTIBIOTICS, INSECT CONTROL, USSR

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE