Proceedings: Plant Sciences

, Volume 95, Issue 2, pp 65–69 | Cite as

Induction of hyphal branching inBipolaris sorokiniana by sodium chloride

  • T S Suryanarayanan
  • M K Janarthanam


The hyphae ofBipolaris sorokiniana (Sacc. in Sorok) Shoemaker, a fungus belonging to the hyphomycetes, branched profusely while growing on a medium containing sodium chloride. Non-ionic osmotic compounds and other salts failed to induce branching. It appears that the Na ion of NaCl is responsible for inducing the hyphae to branch.


Hyphal branching Bipolaris sorokiniana sodium chloride 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T S Suryanarayanan
    • 1
  • M K Janarthanam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyVivekananda CollegeMadrasIndia

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