Isolation and Identification of Fungi Associated With Rot of Watermelon Fruit in Sokoto Metropolitan, Sokoto State, Nigeria

International Journal of Pathogen Research

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Title Isolation and Identification of Fungi Associated With Rot of Watermelon Fruit in Sokoto Metropolitan, Sokoto State, Nigeria
 
Creator Alhaji, Y. I.
Lema, S. Y.
Ibrahim, J.
Umar, A.
Garba, M.
 
Description Watermelon fruit contain high vitamins and minerals. Watermelon is susceptible to many pathogenic microorganisms that results to unpleasant odours and cause foodborne diseases. This study was conducted to isolate and identify fungi that are associated with rot of watermelon fruit in Sokoto metropolitan. The presence of fungal organisms was examined in five different locations within Sokoto metropolitan. Isolated fungus was identified morphologically, microscopically and using molecular standard procedures. Results showed that (3- Aspergillus is one gemus) 4 fungal genera were isolated and Identified. The isolated fungi were Asperqillus flavus, Aspergillus niger. Rhizopus stolonifer and Mucor spp. Fungi isolated from this study are of economical and public health importance. This study was carried out to examine the fungi associated with the rot of watermelon fruit in Sokoto metropolitan. Careful handling of watermelon  fruit are recommended to ensure longer shelf-life, prevent spread of rot pathogens and keep fruit in the highest quality before consumption.
 
Publisher International Journal of Pathogen Research
 
Date 2020-12-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journalijpr.com/index.php/IJPR/article/view/30146
10.9734/ijpr/2020/v5i430146
 
Source International Journal of Pathogen Research; 2020 - Volume 5 [Issue 4]; 78-83
2582-3876
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journalijpr.com/index.php/IJPR/article/view/30146/56568
http://journalijpr.com/index.php/IJPR/article/view/30146/56569
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 © 2020 Alhaji et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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