Effect of cropping system on a fungal community colonizing seeds of fodder galega (Galega orientalis Lam.)

https://doi.org/10.17221/10517-PPSCitation:Cwalina-Ambroziak B. (2002): Effect of cropping system on a fungal community colonizing seeds of fodder galega (Galega orientalis Lam.). Plant Protect. Sci., 38: 439-441.
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The fungal population colonizing the seeds of fodder galega cultivated in pure stand was greater than that cultivated in mixed stand. No significant differences were observed in the species composition of the obtained fungal colonies. In all analyzed combinations, Alternaria alternata was predominantly isolated from the seeds. Other saprophytic fungi were represented by the following species: Epicoccum purpurascens, Cladosporium cladosporioides as well as fungi representing genera Mucorales: Mucor hiemalis and Rhizopus nigricans. Among the pathogens, Botrytis cinerea was most often isolated. The mineral and SNA medium as well as the process of superficial disinfecting of seeds reduced the number of isolated fungi.

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