• Wind-tunnel estimation of fungi colonizing sorghum seed from field to storage

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      Seed microflora of sorghum; wind tunnel; Andersen sampler

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      Microbial loads of sorghum seeds were estimated using a wind tunnel at 3 successive stages; mid ripe, threshing and storage. Very high concentration of field fungi viz.,Curvularia, Drechslera, Fusarium, Phoma andSphacelotheca sorghi were recorded from seeds at threshing stage, whereas their populations decreased during storage. Storage fungi such asPenicillium andAspergillus increased considerably after storage. High concentration of microbes were released even with least agitation.

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      P Shankara1 A Ramalingam1 2

      1. Department of Post-graduate Studies and Research in Botany, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore - 570 006, India
      2. Department of Studies in Botany, Karnatak University, Dharwad - 580 003, India
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