Performance testing of fungicides

The biological activity of antifungal agents on the growth of a fungal test organisms is estimated. In contrast to common physical or chemical methods, a microbial bioassay results in detailed information on the true activity of a substance. Over the last decade, this type of assays has become increasingly important for quality control and product development.

BCCM/MUCL offers performance testing on fungi as test organisms as a customer service. For this purpose, BCCM/MUCL harbours a collection of internationally used test and control strains. A standard method used at MUCL is the broth microdilution method in which the concentration of test strain and test substance, exposure time, temperature, etc. can be varied according to the customer’s demand. Other approaches, tailor-made to the needs of the customers may be applied.

The report includes a detailed description of the methods used and a presentation of test results (e.g. % fungal survival, log reduction) in table format.


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