Fungi associated with mouldy seeds of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] cv. CSH-9 in Western Maharashtra.
Seven fungal pathogens i.e., - Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissler, Curvularia penniseti (Mitra) Boedijn, Drechslera rostrata (Drechs.) Richardson and Fraser, Fusarium culmorum (W.G. Smith) Sacc., Aspergillus niger van Tiegh., Aspergillus fumigatus Fres., Rhizopus stolonifer (Ehx-ex-fr) Lind, were found associated with various discoloured grades of sorghum cv. CSH-9 externally. However, A. alternata, C. penniseti, D. rostrata, F. culmorum and Aspergillus niger were found associated with seed of sorghum internally. Fusarium culmorum was associated with dark brown and crimson red discoloured seeds. Alternaria alternata and Drechslera rostrata were found in gray discoloured seeds. Curvularia penniseti and Drechslera rostrata were associated with dark black discoloured seeds. Aspergillus niger, A. fumigatus and Rhizopus stolonifer were isolated from all discoloured grades of sorghum seeds.