Mycoflora Associated with Groundnut Seeds Collected from Selected Groundnut Growing Districts of Telangana State, India

Adithya, G and Rajeshwari, B and Keshavulu, K and Sudini, H and Swathi, Y (2017) Mycoflora Associated with Groundnut Seeds Collected from Selected Groundnut Growing Districts of Telangana State, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6 (7). pp. 4335-4342. ISSN 2319-7706

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Groundnut is an important food legume in several developing and developed countries. In India, Telangana state is one of the major groundnut growing states. A survey was conducted to collect a total of 72 groundnut pod samples at the time of harvesting from farmers and local markets in four districts, namely; Karimnagar, Warangal, Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar during 2015-16. These samples studied for detection of seed mycoflora by Agar plate method as recommended by ISTA. The major mycoflora associated with seeds belongs to five fungal genera such as Aspergillus, Fusarium, Alternaria, Macrophomina, Penicillium and total incidence was ranged from 0.67 % - 47.11 %. Samples collected from farmers were highly infected with different mycoflora compared to the samples collected from market. A. niger was predominant (47.11 %) while, the least was Penicillium (0.44 %). Out of four districts surveyed, the total incidence of mycoflora was high in Mahabubnagar and low in Nizamabad. The fungal species A. niger was found associated with all the collected samples of four districts at maximum incidence when compared to other fungal species. Current results imply the urgent need for application of management measures against different seed borne fungi to maintain the quality of groundnut.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Groundnut, Seed mycoflora, Telangana, Groundnut Seeds, Mycoflora
Subjects: Others > Pest Management
Others > Telangana
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Plant Pathology
Others > Plant Disease
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 10:59
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Acknowledgement: Authors acknowledge the ICRISAT for the financial support to undertake this study through its CGIAR Research Program-Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (CRP-A4NH).
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