The concentrations of seventeen elements (Na, Mg, Al, Cl, K, Ca, Sc, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Zn, Br, Rb, La, Sm) in two species of fungus which cause wheat bunt disease, Tilletia caries (DC.) Tul. and Tilletia controversa Kuehn, were determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis. A standard sequential INAA procedure was used. Differences in the K and Cl concentrations between these two species of spores are large and therefore can be used as a criterion of distinguishing between the two species of fungus.
Liu, Y G; Schmitt, R A;  Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (USA). Radiation Center); Trione, E J;  Laul, J C 
- Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (USA). Dept. of Chemistry
- Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (USA). Dept. of Botany
- Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)