Radiation Sensitivity of Some Food Decay Fungi

몇몇 음식 부식 균류의 방사선 감수성에 대한 연구

  • 장학길 (농촌진흥청) ;
  • 이배함 (건국대학교 문리대 생물학과)
  • Published : 1980.03.01

Abstract

Five species of food decay fungl, Aspergillus flavus, Asp. uiger, Penicillum sp., Botrytis cinerea, and Rhizopus stolonifer, were examined for their radio sensitivity in several suspension media. Asp. flavus, Asp. niger and Penicillum sp. have almost the same sensitivity toward gamma rays. with D value in the range of 30 to 35 K rad, whereas Botrytis cinerea has a D value of approximately 55K rad and Rhizopus stolonifer, the most re4sistant fungus studied, has a crease in their radioresistnace when compared with spores irradiated in water. Asp. flavus and penicillium sp. spores irradiated in citrate buffer at pH3-7 showed almost no change in their radisensitiity with pH, but Botryis cinerea spores showed a distinct decrease in their radioresistnace at pH 6 and 7. Penicillum sp. spores irradiated in sucrose solutions showed no sinificant change in their radioresistance. Botrytis cinerea spores displayed a higher radioresistance when they were irradiated in sucrose solution than in water.

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