Water- and air-distributed conidia differ in sterol content and cytoplasmic microviscosity

M.R. van Leeuwen, T.M. van Doorn, E.A. Golovina, J. Stark, J. Dijksterhuis

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Abstract

Airborne and waterborne fungal spores were compared with respect to cytoplasmic viscosity and the presence of ergosterol. These parameters differed markedly between the two spore types and correlated with spore survival. This suggests that the mode of spore dispersal has a bearing on cellular composition, which is relevant for the eradication of industrially relevant fungal propagules
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-369
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • penicillium-discolor
  • germinating conidia
  • plasma-membrane
  • ergosterol
  • viscosity
  • radicals
  • filipin
  • spores

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