Nitrogen requirements of certain isolates of Alternaria tenuis auct

Singh, B. P. ; Tandon, R. N. (1970) Nitrogen requirements of certain isolates of Alternaria tenuis auct Mycopathologia, 42 (1-2). pp. 33-38. ISSN 0301-486X

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Three isolates of A. tenuis isolated from the diseased leaves of Mangifera indica l. Musa paradisiaca l. and Psidium guajava l. were investigated. They were grown on different sources of nitrogen viz., potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, calcium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, sodium nitrite, ammonium sulphate, ammonium chloride, glycine, DL-valine, L-glutamic acid, urea, thiourea, L-asparagine and peptone. They were also grown on the medium lacking nitrogen. A wide variation was observed in the growth and reproduction of the different isolates. The growth of all of them was good on potassium nitrate, calcium nitrate, glycine, DL-valine, L-glutamic acid, L-asparagine and peptone but the sporulation was satisfactory on calcium nitrate only. Sodium nitrite supported moderate growth of banana leaf isolate whereas there was no growth of the other two isolates. None of the organisms could grow on the medium lacking nitrogen as well as on thiourea. The results obtained with the isolates under study have been compared with those of earlier investigators and it has been clearly established that the different isolates of A. tenuis could show marked differences in their nitrogen requirements.

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