Authors : C S Arsule and Sonawane B N
Page Nos : 10-12
The abiotic factors like temperature and pH has effect on growth and sporulation of saprophytic fungi. Depletion of abiotic factors directly effect on growth and sporulation of fungi. At minimum and maximum temperature fungal growth retarded, while at optimum temperature stimulating fungal growth and sporulation. Temperatures 250C +-20C was most favorable for the growth of this pathogen. The maximum growth and sporulation of Rhizopus stolonifer, Mucor racemosus, Fusarium oxysporum and minimum growth and sporuiation of Penicillium corymbiferum and Colletotrichum circinance was recorded at +-270C. Optimum pH at 5.5 to 7.5 highly favorable growth and sporulation occured in Rhizopus stolonifer, Mucor racemosus, Fusarium oxysporum and Penicillium corymbiferum, Colletotrichum circinance minimum. .