Four 'strains of Cryptostroma corticale' have 'been characterised
morphologically and physiological1y.
The growth, sporulation and gemination were affected differentially
by environmental factors. A30 grew rapidly and sporulated abundantly.
A32 grew well but not quite as rapidly, as A30. A31 and A33 were both equally slow with A33 producing spores in low numbers.
The optimal conditions for growth sporulation and gemination under
laboratory conditions have been established. The strains were mesophilic,
osmoduric, carboxyduric and slightly haloduric.....
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.