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Table 3 Morphology description of various morel strains cultivated in different culture media

From: A novel coconut-malt extract medium increases growth rate of morels in pure culture

Culture media Strain Color Mycelium density Presence of
Aerial mycelium Sclerotia
Agar M. esculenta CDBB-H-482 Hyaline Very low 0 0
Isolate FRE-3C Hyaline Very low 0 0
Agar-lactose M. esculenta CDBB-H-482 Hyaline Very low 0 0
Isolate FRE-3C Hyaline Very low 0 0
Agar-coconut M. esculenta CDBB-H-482 Very light brown Low 0 0
Isolate FRE-3C Very light brown Low 0 1
Agar-lactose-cocount M. esculenta CDBB-H-482 Very light brown Low 0 0
Isolate FRE-3C Very light brown Low 0 1
MEA M. esculenta CDBB-H-482 Light brown* Regular 0 0
Isolate FRE-3C Very light brown** Regular 0 0
MEA-lactose M. esculenta CDBB-H-482 Very light brown* Regular 0 0
Isolate FRE-3C Very light brown** Regular 0 0
MEA-coconut M. esculenta CDBB-H-482 Light brown Abundant 2 0
Isolate FRE-3C Slightly brown* Abundant 1 1
Isolate FRE-5E Light brown Abundant 3 1
Isolate FRE-6F Light brown Abundant 3 1
Isolate FRE-I Light brown** Abundant 1 1
Isolate FRE-L Very light brown Very abundant 4 1
Isolate FRE-M Very light brown Very abundant 4 1
  1. Presence of young sclerotia (Volk and Leonard 1990)
  2. *Over time mycelium turns into brown
  3. **Over time mycelium turns into dark brown