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Title: Evaluation of seed infection of fungi in Chickpea
Authors: Zaidi, Razia K.
Pathak, Neha
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Chickpea;Seed fungi;Aspergillus spp;Alternaria spp;Chaetomium spp;Penicillium spp;Fusarium spp;Pathogenic fungi;Plants;Σπόρος μυκητών;Παθογόνοι μύκητες;Φυτά
Subjects: Science
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2015
Date of availability: 9-Feb-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Abstract: The study aims at identifying pathogenic fungi associated with gram different categories (Cicer arietinum L.) seeds. Seed health testing is a pre requisite for seed improvement, seed production, seed certification and trade in seed. Using blotter, and agar plate methods as recommended by ISTA, the seed mycoflora of different gram seed samples was examined. About thirty fungal species were isolated from these seeds most abundant- among these were Alternaria alternata, Chaetomium spp., Penicillium citrinum, Aspergillus niger, A. flavus, Rhizopus nigricans, Fusarium oxysporum. The no of fungal species were reduced in surface sterilized seeds which indicate of that many of the fungi were located on seed coat. Blotter method showed greater incidence of fungi on different parts of seeds followed by agar plate method. The seed mycoflora devalue the seed quality, reduce its nutritional value and cause a germination failure of the seedlings and of the crop raised from such infected seeds.
Language: English
Citation: Zaidi, R.K. and Pathak, N. (2013). Evaluation of seed infection of fungi in Chickpea. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 8(2): 27-36. Available from:
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 08, τεύχος 2 (2013)

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