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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1988 Aug;54(8):2134-5.

Resistance of some common fungi to gamma irradiation.

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  • 1Laboratory of Microbial and Biochemical Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta 30303.

Abstract

Ten species of fungi representing the genera Alternaria, Aspergillus, Caldosporium, Curvularia, Fusarium, and Penicillium were examined for their relative resistance to gamma irradiation from a 137Cs source. Inactivation doses for dematiaceous fungi in agar medium ranged from 0.6 to greater than 1.7 megarads, whereas those for moniliaceous fungi were less than 0.3 megarad. D10 values (the dose required to reduce the inoculum by 1 log) for Curvularia geniculata (greater than 0.29 megarad) exceeded those for control spores of Bacillus pumilus (0.15 megarad).

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