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Incidence of seedborne mycoflora and their effects on germination of maize seeds – IJAAR

Md. Moshiur Rahman Akonda, Monira Yasmin, Ismail Hossain

Dept. of plant Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Dept. of Agricultural Chemistry, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Key words: Maize, Seedborne, Mycoflora, Germination.


A laboratory experiment was conducted with maize seed samples collected from four maize growing districts viz.
Bogra, Gaibandha, Rangpur and Mymensingh of Bangladesh following blotter method. Nine species of fungi
namely Aspergillus flavus, A. niger, Alternaria alternata, Bipolaris maydis, Curvularia lunata, Fusarium
oxysporum, F. moniliforme, Penicillium oxalicum and Rhizopus stolonifer were identified. Among the species,
the incidence of Aspergillus flavus was higher (27.42%) followed by A. niger (23.47%), Fusarium oxysporum
(20.55%), Penicillium oxalicum (18.37%), Rhizopus stolonifer (17.83%), F. moniliforme (17.39%), Curvularia
lunata (7.87%), Bipolaris maydis (3.50%) and Alternaria alternata (2.74%). The association of the pathogens
with maize seeds were observed as deterioration of seed quality and lowered down the germination rate
(maximum 78.74% and minimum 67.97%).

Get the original articles in Source: Archive for | IJAAR |- January, 2016

Journal Name: International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR)

Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences

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