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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:12, December, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(12): 919-929

Study on Fungi Associated with Tuber Vegetables during Storage in Markets of Telangana State, India
K.Brunda Devi1*, Pavan Kumar Pindi2, D.S.R. Rajender Singh2 and B. Bhadraiah2
1Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad-500007, India
2Department of Microbiology, Palamuru University, Mahabubnagar-509001, India
*Corresponding author

Fungi deteriorate the quality and quantity of the vegetables during transit and storage. An attempt was made to isolate and identify storage rot fungi associated with tuber vegetables collected from local markets of five districts in Telangana State, India. This study also reported the occurrence and distribution of fungi associated with four tuber vegetables viz., carrot, beetroot, sweet potato and corm during storage in all the five districts. Standard methods were followed to isolate and identify the fungi. A total of 41 fungal species belonging to 22 genera were observed. Among the four root vegetables, fungi were found predominantly on carrots while sweet potato had lesser dominance of fungi. Most predominant fungal species isolated from four tuber vegetables were recorded in Mahabubnagar followed by Rangareddy, Karimnagar,, Nizamabad and Nalgonda. Fusarium species was found to be the most dominant fungi. Among the Fusarium sp., F. solani was the common fungus isolated from all four root vegetablesin all the five districts. Eight plant fungal species viz., Byssochlamys nivea, Conifera sp., Cunnighamella echinulata, Chaetomium mollicellum, Monilina fructicola, Monodictys fluctuate, Trichoderma hargianumand Trichothecium roseum were found for the first time to be associated with the tuber vegetables during the storage in Telangana state.This study underscores the implementation of post-harvest technology to prevent the economic loss due to fungal infestation of tuber vegetables during transit and storage at market level in Telangana state.

Keywords: Mycoflora,tuber vegetables, carrot,beet root,sweet potato and corm.

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Brunda Devi, K., Pavan Kumar Pindi, D.S.R. Rajender Singh and Bhadraiah, B. 2016. Study on Fungi Associated with Tuber Vegetables during Storage in Markets of Telangana State, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(12): 919-929. doi:
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