International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Growth, Sporulation and Biomass production of native entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin on a suitable medium


NS Dale, SS Shinde

Potato Dextrose Agar, Saboured Dextrose Agar, Saboured Dextrose Yeast Agar, Malt Extract Agar, Czepeck Dox Agar Media were evaluated for mass production of the Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin strains. Results show Potato Dextrose Agar is the most suitable substrate for examined fungi as it yielded highest conidial count (6.5×106 conidia/g) and colony forming unit (8× 108cfu/g) where as Saboured Dextrose Agar recorded minimum conidial count (12.2×1012cfu/g) and colony forming unit (9.5×109conidia/g). This study also shows the preparation of formulations of B. bassiana on best substrate and its viability at different storage temperature. Results show Talc based formulation at refrigeration temperature as the best and the cells were viable up to three months of storage.
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How to cite this article:
NS Dale, SS Shinde. Growth, Sporulation and Biomass production of native entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin on a suitable medium. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 93-98
International Journal of Entomology Research