Patent Number: 6,168,947

Title: Nematophagous fungus Esteya vermicola

Abstract: A fungus which has high infectivity toward a stem, leaf, bud, or flower nematode and is characterized by the production of a first type of conidiophores, conidiogenous cells, and conidia and a second type of conidiophores, conidiogenous cells, and conidia when grown in vivo or on a solid medium. The first type of conidiophores is macronematous, mononematous, simple, erect, and broadly ampulliform; the first type of conidiogenous cells is integrated, phialidic, and rarely percurrent; and the first type of the conidia is solitary, one-celled, asymmetrically ellipsoidal, lunate, and concave. The second type of conidiophore is macronematous, mononematous, simple or branched, cylindrical, subulate, and elongate; the second type of conidiogenous cells is integrated, phialidic, enteroblastic, terminal or intercalary, laterally proliferic, and indeterminate; and the second type of conidia is solitary, one-celled, bacilloid, and cylindrical. In particular, a fungal culture Esteya vermicola ATCC74485.

Inventors: Tzean; Shean Shong (Taipei, TW), Liou; Jun-Yang (Keelung, TW), Shih; Ju-Ying (Kaohsiung, TW)

Assignee: Food Industry Research and Development Institute

International Classification: A01N 63/04 (20060101); C12N 1/14 (20060101); C12N 001/14 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018