Fungal population on seeds of Arachis hypogea L.
The seed of four groundnut varieties viz. Gujrat, Western, Ghungroo and Local were collected from different market places of Beed, (M.S.) and seed mycoflora was isolated by standard blotter paper method and agar plate method. In all the four varieties seeds exhibited maximum number of fungi with higher percentage of incidence. Aspergillus flavus. A. niger, Fusarium oxysporum, Macrophomina phaseolina Penicillium sp. were found predominant. Higher numbers of fungi were isolated on agar plate method used as compared to standard blotter paper method. Surface sterilization with HgCl2 reduces the incidence of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger.
P.G. Department of Botany, Mrs.K.S.K. College Beed- 431122 (M.S.), India
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S.K. Jogdand and S.M. Talekar. 2010. Fungal population on seeds of Arachis hypogea L. J. Ecobiotechnol. 2(6):11-13.