International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 5 2014- March 2014    Pages: 937-944  <<Previous    Next>>

Mycoflora of potato (solanum tuberosum. l) slices and their succession

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Vinay Bhusan Kumar1, Farzana Perween2, Ameetha Sinha3, Baidyanath Kumar4
1 - Department of Biochemistry, PG Dept. of Biochemistry, Patna University, Patna
2 - Department of Botany, Samastipur College, Samastipur.
3 - Plant Biosystematics and Molecular Biology, Department of Botany, Patna Science College, Patna University, Patna – 800005.
4 - Department of Biotechnology, Patna Science College, Patna University, Patna


Fungi such as Botryodiplodia theobromae, Aspergillus oryzae, A. ochraceous, A. fumigatus, A. niger, Mucor mucedo, Rhizopus stolonifer, Penicillium citrinum etc. dominated the mycoflora in tuber slices of two potato cultivars. Colonization was highest in the humid condition. The fungi followed a definite sequence of colonization. Botryodiplodia theobromae was pioneer colonizer and predominant fungus on tuber slices of both red and white cultivars.

Keywords: Potato tuber slices, Mycoflora, Succession.


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