Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
December, 2015 Special Anniversary Review Issue.  Vol. 4(12): pp. 919-922
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Fungi Associated With Spoilage of Citrus Sinensis in Fruits and Vegetables Market, Sokoto, Nigeria

Nasiru, A. M.1, Salau, I. A.2 and M. Yakubu3


1Department of Forestry and Environment Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria

2Department of Biology, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria

3Department of Forestry Technology, Husaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure, Jigawa, Nigeria


Accepted 09 December, 2015



Research on fungal pathogens associated with spoilage of Citrus sinensis in vegetables market was conducted to identify the fungal organisms responsible for the various forms of infection. 75 rotten orange fruits were randomly selected from different locations of the market. Rate of occurrence of each fungal pathogen was determined.  Diseased portions of the samples were cut and steriled with sodium hypochlorite, cut into pieces and placed in a Potato Dextrose Ager amended with Streptomycin (PDAs) medium contained in petridish and arranged in the laboratory in a CRD. Pure cultures were obtained, colonial and morphological characteristics of the isolates identified. 10 fungal pathogens were observed to be among the causes of orange fruits spoilage in the market with the highest occurrence by Aspergillus niger Effort should be made to develop management practices of the identified pathogens in order to enhance the quality and nutritional value of the orange fruits.

KeywordsFungi, Spoilage, Orange. 



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