Longevity of Fusarium oxysporum in Soil Tube Culture

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Science  10 Nov 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3489, pp. 1528-1529
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3489.1528


In soil tube culture, representatives of three biologic forms of Fusarium oxysporum survived unchanged morphologically for 11 years or more. An isolate of the muskmelon wilt fungus remained viable after 17 years' storage in dry air at a temperature of from 3° to 4°C. The surviving unit was found to be the chlamydospore.