Occurrence and prevalence of air borne fungi due to rain falling on date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L) harvesting crop in area of Gambat Khairpur District, Sindh, Pakistan

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Occurrence and prevalence of air borne fungi due to rain falling on date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L) harvesting crop in area of Gambat Khairpur District, Sindh, Pakistan

Mirza Hussain, Shafique Ahmed Rind, Atta Hussain Rind
Int. J. Biosci.18( 6), 278-283, June 2021.
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Abstract

During harvesting, date palm crop is damaged due to rain falling at study area , unfortunately rainfalls at harvesting dates crop in mid of July to September months and provide max; chance for occurrence and prevalence air borne fungi . In present study ,air borne fungi at harvesting dates of different varieties (Karbalianan, Kupro and Gajar) were isolated and characterized , these fungi viz A fumigatus, A. flavus and A, niger was isolated, the fungus A. fumigatus was isolated from kupro, A.flavus observed from Gajar and A. niger was tvaluated from Karbalianan.

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