Detection of Seedborne Mycoflora of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)
A Srinivas, B Pushpavathi, BKM Lakshmi and V Shashibhushan
The sunflower seeds were subjected to standard blotter and agar plate methods as recommended by ISTA, for detection of seedborne mycoflora. Seventeen fungi belonging to fourteen genera were detected through standard blotter method, whereas thirteen fungi belonging to eleven genera were recorded through agar plate method. Several pathogenic and storage fungi were observed in both the methods. Among the fungi detected, frequency of Alternaria sp. was found significantly highest in both the methods (standard blotter method - 27.00% and agar plate method - 20.00%). Of the two methods tested for detection of seed mycoflora, standard blotter method was found superior over agar plate method.
How to cite this article:
A Srinivas, B Pushpavathi, BKM Lakshmi, V Shashibhushan. Detection of Seedborne Mycoflora of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Pharma Innovation 2017;6(9):256-259.