Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Assessment of mycoflora associated with spoilage of some common fruits at Shahdol (M.P.)
Author(s): Saurabh Madan, Ramsiya Sharma, Santosh Kumar Mishra
Abstract: Periodic survey of fruit market of Shahdol was done from July 2008 to June 2009 to collect useful information about spoilage of fruits from stockists and resellers of fruits to obtain fungal spoilage of four selected common fruits in the market of Shahdol city of M.P. Periodic sampling from the common fruits depicted variable intensity of fungal flora. Fungal fruit spoilage of four selected fruits were studied and all 31 spoilage fungi within 20 genera were observed. The most common fungi found were Alternaria alternata, Botryodiplodia theobromae, and Fusarium moniliforme. Among these species Alternaria alternata, Fusarium moniliforme, and Aspergillus flavus (with 16.06%, 10.87% and 5.14% disease incidence respectively) were responsible for extensive spoilage in all four common fruits at Shahdol city. Isolated fungi showed positive pathogenesis. Therefore this study gives a brief account of mycoflora associated with spoilage of some common fruits at Shahdol city.