Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
John L. Watson
Taphrina is dimorphic. Taxonomy of this genus historically has been based on morphology of the parasitic phase and on host specificity. The saprophytic phase grows readily in culture where the yeast cells divide by budding. Because of inconsistencies in the taxonomy of this group, a study was performed to determine relative growth rates of the saprophytic phase to provide additional information. Regression lines were calculated from logarithms of absorbance values, which were measured with a Spectronic-20 spectrophotometer. The slopes of regression lines for different isolates are compared.
Copyright 1991 Mark William Bland
Bland, Mark William, "Growth Curve Studies of Tapirine During the Saprophytic Phase" (1991). Master's Theses. 2265.