Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. spores production in biphasic process utilizing different liquid media

Patricia Helena Santoro, Pedro Manuel de Oliveira Janeiro Neves, Roberta Zani da Silva, Silvia Akimi, Janaína Zorzetti

Abstract


Entomopathogenic production techniques are developed with the objective of increasing productivity and reducing costs of the process. The objective of this study was to evaluate Beauveria bassiana biomass production in liquid media and conidiogenesis in a biphasic process. The liquid media were: CF (crysalid flour), PD (potato dextrose) and CFPD (crysalid flour+potato+dextrose). The evaluation periods for biomass production were: 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 and 144 hours. For production by biphasic process different quantities of liquid media (5, 10, 15 and 20 mL) with different incubation periods (24, 48 and 72 hours), were added on the pre-cooked rice (200 g) with conidia production evaluation after 10 days. CFPD media was the most productive biomass in all evaluated periods. In the biphasic process, bigger conidia production were attained when it was utilized fungi biomass produced in CF and CFPD (2.7 x 1012 and 2.8 x 1012 conidia/g of rice) for rice inoculation. The quantities of 5, 15, 20 mL of liquid media, inoculated on the rice were not statistically different. The incubation periods of 24 and 48 hours of the fungus in the liquid media, gave bigger cionidiogenesis then 72 hours. The data show the necessity of carbon and nitrogen for biomass production in the liquid media and for conidiogenesis in the solid media. Also with these informations it was possible to optimize the biphasic process, adding 5 mL of the liquid media CFPD on the rice (200 g) with 24 hours of incubation.


Keywords


Sustainable agriculture; Organic production; Biotechnology.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2005v26n3p313

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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