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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1526) Last page : (1538)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6371

A Review on Seed Borne Mycoflora Associated with Different Oilseed Crops and their Management

Tanmay Ghosh1*, M. K. Biswas2 and Kaustav Aikat1
1National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur , W.B,  India
2Department of Plant Protection, Palli SikshaBhavana, Visva-Bharari, Sriniketan,   Birbhum, W.B. India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: mohankumar.biswas@visva-bharati.ac.in
Received: 19.11.2017  |  Revised: 26.12.2017   |  Accepted: 30.12.2017  


The mycoflora associated with seeds at the stage of storage bring about several undesirable changes making them unfit for consumption and sowing. Further, association of mycoflora adversely affects quality and health of seeds. Many fungal and bacterial species have been detected in seed samples of oil seed crops. Fungi including Alternaria sp., Curvularia sp. Fusarium sp., Helminthosporium sp., Penicilium sp., Mommoniella sp., Aspergillus sp., Mucor sp. and Rhizophus sp. have been found associated with the oilseeds and among these, Alternaria sp. as well as Aspergillus sp. are the most destructive pathogen of oilseeds. Ninety percent of food crops are propagated by seed. A most widely grown crops in world agriculture (groundnut, sesame, mustard etc) are all affected by seed borne disease. The aim of this study is to identify those mycoflora associated with different oil seed crops and their management. There is a significant economic impact of seed borne diseases particularly in underdeveloped countries where routine chemical seed treatment of seed is prohibitively expensive ,and individual farmers can suffer huge yield reduction.

Key words: Mycoflora, Seed treatment, Penicilium sp., Mommoniella sp., Aspergillus sp.

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Cite this article: Ghosh, T., Biswas, M.K. and Aikat, K., A Review on Seed Borne Mycoflora Associated with Different Oilseed Crops and Their Management, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1526-1538 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6371