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Abstract

Cephalosporium acremonium as a new destructive mycoparasite of Rhizoctonia solani.

Abstract

This paper describes the hyphal parasitic activity of C. acremonium [Acremonium strictum] on R. solani observed by a new and simple adhesive cello tape technique, in natural condition. In this method, a small piece of common adhesive cello tape (1.5 cm wide and 3.0 cm long) was taken and pressed against the decomposing oak (Quercus leucotrichophora) leaf litter. Then, the cello tape piece is pulled up and mounted on the glass slide with cotton blue and lactophenol. The study of mycoparasitism by this technique appears to be an efficient tool to study the phenomenon in natural environment. This is thought to be the first report of C. acremonium as a new mycoparasite of R. solani.