Seed borne fungi of mung bean and moth bean seeds.
The presence of fungi in mung bean (Vigna radiata) and moth bean (V. aconitifolia) seeds collected from 5 districts (Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Jaipur and Kota) in Rajasthan, India, was studied. Six species of fungi (including Chaetomium, Penicillium, Rhizopus nigricans [R. stolonifer], Aspergillus niger and A. flavus) were isolated from 50 samples from both species. The frequency of isolation significantly varied among the seed samples. Chaetomium sp. was not isolated from surface-disinfected (with 0.1% sodium hypochlorite for 2 minutes) mung bean seeds, whereas Chaetomium and Penicillium spp. were absent in treated moth bean seeds.