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Table 1 Effect of successive subculture on radial growth rate and conidial yield of ARSEF 4556, AUMC 3262, and V275 after 15 days growth on SDAY at 25 ± 2 °C

From: Comparative study of fungal stability between Metarhizium strains after successive subculture

Subcultures Radial growth rate (mm/day) Conidial yield (× 107 )
ARSEF4556 AUMC 3262 V275 ARSEF4556 AUMC 3262 V275
1st 2.71 ± 0.04a 4.22 ± 0.11a 3.39 ± 0.54a 6.23 ± 0.23a 4.43 ± 0.69a 4.00 ± 0.45a
3rd 2.60 ± 0.21a 4.13 ± 0.0ab 3.66 ± 0.7a 5.26 ± 1.17b 2.46 ± 0.38b 4.03 ± 0.60a
5th 2.75 ± 0.08a 4.08 ± 0.04abc 3.62 ± 0.07a 5.03 ± 0.42b 1.93 ± 0.40b 3.80 ± 0.55a
7th 2.66 ± 0.11a 3.82 ± 0.17bc 3.77 ± 0.02a 3.70 ± 0.15c 2.50 ± 0.23b 4.46 ± 0.38a
9th 2.60 ± 0.06a 3.73 ± 0.13c 3.95 ± 0.11a 3.36 ± 0.18c 2.70 ± 0.15b 4.34 ± 0.72a
  1. Each value represents the mean of three replicates. The means within a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different (LDS test, P > 0.05)