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Functional integrity and structural stability of freeze-dried ectomycorrhizal fungi established through viability assays
journal contributionposted on 2001-01-01, 00:00 authored by S K Sundari, Alok AdholeyaAlok Adholeya
Lyophilized vegetative mycelium of ectomycorrhizal fungi was subjected to various viability tests to confirm functional integrity. Physical integrity of freeze-dried cultures was comparable to that of non-lyophilized cultures. Inter- and intraspecific variations in morphology, physiology, and metabolic rate were maintained after lyophilization. Maintenance of total protein content confirmed metabolic stability. According to the assays of viability, a plating assay and determination of total biomass confirmed stable mitotic activity of the freeze-dried cultures.