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Biomass Production of Entomopathogenic Fungi using various Agro Products in Kota Region, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Microbiology and Pathology Division, Vital Biotech Research Institute, University of Kota, Kota- 324009, Rajasthan, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 12-16, August,10 (2012)


Entomopathogenic fungi like Verticillium lecanii and Metarhizium anisopliae were cultured in different media to produce highest biomass of fungus. In this, the agricultural products and organic products are used for the total biomass production in Kota district. The different media used for the production of biomass are vegetables, cereals, pulses, rice washed water, boiled rice water, saw dust, fruits etc. For the production of biomass of fungi grains media, organic media and non-synthetic media have been used. The maximum biomass production of Metarhizium anisopliae was observed in yeast extract media (36.96 gm in 250 ml). The maximum biomass production of Verticillium lecanii was also observed in yeast extract media (30.82 gm in 250ml).


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