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Title: Fungal toxicity in stored pods and seeds of Acacia senegal
Authors: Bohra, N K
Purohit, D K
Gehlot, Praveen
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Acacia senegal L is a naturally occurring tree species of arid Rajasthan. Fresh and stored seeds and pods are eaten by local inhabitants. From stored seeds and pods 17 different mycroflora of a 8 genera were isolated. Incidence of Aspergillus flavus was consequently higher in stored seed samples (28-48%) in comparison to pods (20-38%) and 38 isolates were found to be toxigenic and produced aflatoxins out of 78 isolates screened. Out of 51 samples, 39 found to be naturally contaminated with aflatoxins.
Page(s): 160-163
ISSN: 0771-7706
Source:BVAAP Vol.15(2) [December 2007]

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