CULTIVATING CORDYCEPS MILITARIS: Mycelial growth under light and dark conditions





Culture media play an essential role in the optimum mycelial growth of different fungal species.

In the case of Cordyceps species, different types of media are used for isolation, identification, preservation, and in vitro culture, with less uniformity in medium composition and incubation period.

Hence, it is of interest to study the growth characteristics of C. militaris in a range of nutritionally poor to rich agar media at different intervals of the incubation period.

Therefore, today’s research paper analyzed 5 isolates from C. militaris and their growth on 22 different types of agar media. The incubation took place at 25°C and under light and dark conditions.

Mushroom species
◾ Cordyceps militaries

Agar media
◾ 22 different

Conditions
◾ light
◾ dark

REFERENCE
[1]📝Shrestha 2006
Shrestha B, Lee WH, Han SK, Sung JM. Observations on Some of the Mycelial Growth and Pigmentation Characteristics of Cordyceps militaris Isolates. Mycobiology. 2006 Jun;34(2):83-91. doi: 10.4489/MYCO.2006.34.2.083. Epub 2006 Jun 30. PMID: 24039476; PMCID: PMC3769553. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
[2] Own picture
[3] Own figures based on Shrestha 2006
[4] Inkbird ITC308 https://amzn.to/2YKlI0e “ad”*
[5]📝Kang 2014
Optimization of Large-Scale Culture Conditions for the Production of Cordycepin with Cordyceps militaris by Liquid Static Culture
Chao Kang, Ting-Chi Wen, Ji-Chuan Kang, Ze-Bing Meng, Guang-Rong Li, and Kevin D. Hyde.
[6] 📝Wen 2014
Wen, Ting-Chi & Li, G.-R & Kang, Ji-Chuan & Kang, Chao & Hyde, Kevin. (2014). Optimization of Solid-state Fermentation for Fruiting Body Growth and Cordycepin Production by Cordyceps militaris. Chiang Mai Journal of Science. 41. 858-872.

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