Accession Number : AD0849844

Title :   Research on the Physiology and Biochemistry of Certain Parasitic Fungi (Evolution of Parasitism in Fungi),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Gorlenko, M. V. ; Levkina, L. M. ; Uspenskaya, G. D. ; Chinnov, E. A.

Report Date : 26 FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The authors investigated parasitic fungi with various species with the genuses which contained both parasites and saprophytes. The criterion for the level of parasitism used was the degree of breakdown of peptone in the culture medium. The experiments showed that the parasitic species differ sharply from the saprophytes in the quality of amine-nitrogen per g. of dry mycelia remaining in the culture medium. The results of the research indicate the reality of species within a morphology similar but physiologically different types. There is a definite tendency to change of biochemical processes in proportion to adaptation to parasitism. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PARASITES, FUNGI), SOILS, BIOCHEMISTRY, PEPTONES, ENZYMES, CULTURE MEDIA, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE