After cultures from the progeny ascospores of a genetic cross containing nutritional markers are obtained, it is often necessary to test them on a variety of media. Testing using individual culture tubes may be ideal, but is time consuming. In contrast, inoculation of plates with conidial suspensions is relatively quick.
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Gray, W. M.,
"Tergitol enables the rapid and inexpensive scoring of nutritional and drug-resistance markers in the progeny of Neurospora crassa genetic crosses,"
Fungal Genetics Reports:
Vol. 41, Article 10.