IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Asma Ahmed Mohmed,Mawahib Ahmed Elsiddig,Nayla E Haroun
Seed borne fungi present on or inside the seed or as contaminant with the seed debris adversely affect seed viability, germination, emergence, plant growth vigour and eventually production and productivity. In the present study, seed borne fungi of 4 imported cereal seeds (Maize and Wheat) were examined and recovered from the seeds. The seeds were highly contaminated with Four fungal species (Aspergillus, Penicillum, Alternaia and Rhizopus) were detected in (Maize and Wheat) In maize Aspergillus recorded the highest fungi percent in Filter paper (28.67%) and Agar method (28.33%) Followed by Penicillium, Alternaria and Rhizopus (26.67,17.33 and5.33) respectively. The genus Aspergillus and Penicillum were the most prevalent genera followed by Alternaria and Rhizopus.