Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.13, Issue 2, 2011; Page No.(281-283)

MYCOBIOTA AND THEIR RELATIVE PER CENT INCIDENCE ON FRESHLY HARVESTED BRINJAL SEEDS (SOLANUM MELONGENA L.) PRODUCED IN KARNATAKA

K.M. JAYARAMAIAH AND G.R. JANARDHANA

Abstract

Ten different freshly harvested Brinjal seed varieties (Solanum melongena L.) commonly produced in different districts of Karnataka were collected and screened for extent of mycobiota and their the per cent incidence by using standard blotter method. The seed health testing method revealed, at least 41 different species of fungi belonging to 22 genera. The dominant disease causing mycobiota recorded on popular varieties of brinjal include species of Alternaria, Bipolaris, Cercospora, Colletotrichum, Fusarium, Phoma and Phomopsis respectively. The high incidence of mycoflora was responsible for reduced seed germination as evident from low percent seed germination.

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