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        Abstract - Issue July 2009, 30 (4)                                                                                                             Back


Morphological development of Morchella conica mycelium on different agar media


P. Guler and E.G. Ozkaya

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Literature, Kirikkale University, Yahsihan, Kirikkale - 71450, Turkey

(Received: January 25, 2008; Revised received: July 09, 2008; Accepted: July 29, 2008)


Abstract: The present study presents the development of mycelium of Morchella conica where different concentration of sucrose added at different agar media. For this sucrose have been added as 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00 and 1.25% concentration to wheat agar, potato dextrose agar, malt extract agar and complete medium yeast agar. The radial growth speed, morphologic specifications, radial growth radius and pigmentation of mycelium were taken as criteria, the development period of mycelium in wheat agar was completed in 4 days and mycelium were very thin. The colonization period of the mycelium was determined; 7 days in potato dextrose agar, 5 days in malt extract agar and 5 days at complete medium yeast agar. The development of the mycelium; at potato dextrose agar was dense and circular; at malt extract agar and at completed medium yeast agar was rhizomorphic. Mycelium has developed very well at sucrose medium and formed creamy and light yellow pigmentation.

Key words: Morchella conica, Mycelium development, Sucrose

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