I wanted to know if somebody has tried preserving fungi in distilled water. I´ve read an article (Rev Iberoam Micol 1998; 15: 166-168) about that and sounds really interesting.
The thing is I actually work with tissue culture, but we have a fungi collection that has to be mantained. But as this is not our priority, I´d like to transfer them to new media and then not have to transfer them constantly.
The fungi have been for more than 6 months conserved at 4ºC in petri dishes of PDA, as the person who worked here before pay little attention to them.
I´d be very grateful if someone could tell me if he/she has read the article, or other similar. Can they be conserved in test tubes with distilled water instead of in flasks? I could only measure the concentration (UFC/ml) at a guess, as I have not any instrument for that purpose...
Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Fillamentous fungi preservation in distilled water
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