publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

Temporal and Spatial Dispersal of Cladobotryum Conidia in the Controlled Environment of a Mushroom Growing Room

Adie, Bruce; Grogan, Helen; Archer, Simon; Mills, Peter;
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  • Published: 15 Sep 2006 Journal: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, volume 72, pages 7,212-7,217 (issn: 0099-2240, eissn: 1098-5336, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title> <jats:p> <jats:italic>Cladobotryum</jats:italic> spp. are responsible for cobweb disease of mushrooms. In two commercial and one experimental mushroom-growing room, <jats:italic>Cladobotryum</jats:italic> conidia were released into the air in direct response to physical disturbance of disease colonies during either crop watering or treatment by covering with salt to 10 mm. Conidia were detected using a Burkard spore trap or agar-based trap plates. A maximum concentration of ∼25,000 conidia m<jats:sup>−3</jats:sup> was recorded in a small (75-m<jats:sup>3</jats:sup>) experimental growing room in the hour following the salting of ...
Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Biotechnology, Food Science, Ecology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biology, Salting, Crop, Agaricus, biology.organism_classification, Microbiology, Mushroom, Conidium, Spore, Agar, food.ingredient, food, Hypocreales, Mycology
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