Sorghum grain mold: variability in fungal complex

Thakur, R P and Rao, V P and Navi, S S and Garud, T B and Agarkar, G D and Bhat, B (2003) Sorghum grain mold: variability in fungal complex. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter, 44. pp. 104-108.

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The grain mold complex in sorghum {Sorghum bicolor) involves a number of pathogenic and saprophytic fungi that vary in their frequencies and severities under different environmental conditions (Bandyopadhyay et al. 2000). To provide genetic management for grain mold In sorghum, a clear understanding of the major pathogenic fungi and their variability under different environments is critical. Among the major pathogenic fungi, Fusarium monitiforme (F. verticiOoides) is known to produce fumonisins, a mycotoxin of concern for the use of molded sorghum grains as food and feed (Marasas 1996, Bhat et al. 1997). With the above objective we Initiated a collaborative Sorghum Grain Mold Variability Nursery (SGMVN) between ICRISAT and the All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project (AICSIP) ot the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The nursery was coordinated by ICRISAT and conducted at four locations In India during the rainy season 2002. The results of the trials are presented.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 04:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2011 04:02
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Funders: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Acknowledgement: The study was conducted under the ICAR- ICRISAT Partnership Project No. 2.1. We thank N Seetharama, Di rector and NG Nageshwara Rao, Technical Project Leader -Pathology (AICSIP) of the Nat ional Research Centre for Sorghum (NRCS) , Hyderabad, India for their cooperat ion and support in establ ishing the nursery at various locations
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