Studies of morphological structures of Monilia coryli

Ewa Zalewska, Zofia Machowicz-Stefanik


A considerable morphological differentiation within the population of Monilia coryli was found. Both the strains forming macroconidia and strains forming microconidia on phialids were obsever. Clusters of phialids and microconidia formed spherical aggregates. Strains cultivated on PDA and PDA with yeast extract after 21 -28 days formed macroconidia, which made it possible to identify the species. Sometimes the strains formed also sclerotia, which did not produce apothecia but only sporodochia of M. coryli consisting of conidiophores and conidia.


Monilla coryli; culture; morphological structures

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