Influence of different culture media on growth of plant pathogenic fungi
Vijata Hase, Sahera Nasreen
Fungi from a large and heterogenous, eukaryotic group of living organisms characterized by their lack of photosynthetic pigment and their chitinous cellwall. Among these some are the pathogenic to the higher plants. The pathogenic fungi showed variation in the growth and development, when grown on various nutrient media. In the present investigation, the growth has been studied in various media viz. Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA); Czapek's Dox Agar (CZA); Corn Agar (CA); Nutrient Agar (NA); Sabouraud Agar (SA). The Potato Dextrose Agar medium was most commonly used in the laboratory for fungal isolation due to its good and balanced nutrient contents. The best growth fungal isolates of present investigation was recorded on Potato Dextrose Agar and Corn Agar media, the optimum growth on Czapek's Dox Agar media and minimum growth on Nutrient Agar media.