• Fruiting of some light-requiring fungi as influenced by cellophane

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      Fruiting in fungi; cellophane

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      Cellophane film overlying agar media enabled dark fruiting in two fungi (Phoma sp. andAscochyta pisi Lib.), fruiting in light on Czapek’s agar in two other fungi [Phoma sorghina (Sacc).] Boeremaet al andLeptosphaerulina crassiasca (Sechet) (Jackson and Bell)] and increased fruiting in all the four fungi. The fungal hyphae branched more profusely on cellophane. The role of cellophane in the induction of fruiting in these fungi is discussed.

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      T S Suryanarayanan1 R N Swamy1

      1. Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, University of Madras, Madras - 600 005, India
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