Methods for isolation and cultivation of filamentous fungi

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Filamentous fungi are important organisms for basic discovery, industry, and human health. Their natural growth environments are extremely variable, a fact reflected by the numerous methods developed for their isolation and cultivation. Fungal culture in the laboratory is usually carried out on agar plates, shake flasks, and bench top fermenters starting with an inoculum that typically features fungal spores. Here we discuss the most popular methods for the isolation and cultivation of filamentous fungi for various purposes with the emphasis on enzyme production and molecular microbiology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Microbiology
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsIan T. Paulsen, Andrew J. Holmes
Place of PublicationTotowa, NJ
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)781627037129
ISBN (Print)9781627037112
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

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