Fungal infection of cultivated grass seeds

Summary

Authors made investigations to map the occurrence of different fungal pathogens on seeds of species and cultivars of different grass. Infection of seeds of 13 cultivars of five cultivated grass species are listed. When seeds were germinated, propagules of species from 16 genus of fungi were identified belonging to the Deuteromycota. The most frequently occurred species belonged to the Alternaria genus. Drechslera, Bipolaris, Cladosporium, Stemphylium, Epicoccum, Fusarium, Trichoderma and Penicillium were also detected. Additionally some genus of fungal pathogens were identified, which were not mentioned in Hungary until now (Embellisia, Septonema, Ulocladium, Pithomyces, Curvularia, Torula and Chaetomium).

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Varga, Z., Fischl, G. Fungal infection of cultivated grass seeds. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 34, 1291–1297 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1556/CRC.34.2006.4.271

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Key words

  • fungal infection
  • grass species
  • seed-transmitted pathogens