Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Seedborne mycoflora of soybean.

Abstract

Twenty species of fungi, belonging to 12 genera, were isolated from soyabean seeds collected from different localities of Pakistan by using blotter, agar plate and deep-freezing methods as recommended by the International Seed Testing Association. Twelve of the isolated fungal species, including Aspergillus candidus, A. parasiticus, A. ustus, A. wentii, Rhizoctonia solani, Rhizopus stolonifer and Paecilomyces sp., are new reports from Pakistan. The blotter method yielded higher number of fungi compared to the agar plate and deep-freezing methods.