Document Detail

Deteriorative changes of maize, groundnut and soybean seeds by fungi in storage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12617499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper deals with investigations on fungal infection, moisture content, germinability and deterioration of three seeds, viz., maize (starchy), groundnut (oily) and soybean (proteinaceous) in storage at the locality of Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, under natural condition for 1 year. The airspora of storage environment was trapped using culture plate method. Different species of Aspergillus (A. candidus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus, and A. ruber) were dominant followed by Rhizopus, Penicillium, Curvularia, Fusarium, Alternaria, etc. Seed moisture was maximum in the rainy season followed by a gradual decrease during longer storage. A gradual decrease in field fungi with simultaneous increase in storage fungi accompanied by a reduction in germinability occurred in all seeds as storage proceeded. A gradual loss of carbohydrate (both soluble and insoluble) content in all the seeds were recorded. A loss of protein content was recorded followed by a small increase. Oil content decreased in prolonged storage with simultaneous increase in fatty acid.
Kashinath Bhattacharya; Subrata Raha
Related Documents :
16218689 - Stability of spray-dried tuna oil emulsions encapsulated with two-layered interfacial m...
14646179 - Screening chemical composition and in vitro antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of...
7792259 - Nutritional value and content of antinutritional compounds and toxics in ten wild legum...
9839829 - Processing of maize germ oil cake into edible food grade meal and evaluation of its pro...
14558129 - Quantification of the ratio of positional isomer dilinoleoyl-oleoyl glycerols in vegeta...
19330629 - Storage behavior of immune-enhancing enteral formulation from natural sources.
7696839 - Influence of solid support, solvent and coupling reagent on the head-to-tail cyclizatio...
7595559 - Metabolism of [5-3h]kynurenine in the rat brain in vivo: evidence for the existence of ...
234509 - The basis of the alkalophilic property of a species of bacillus.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  155     ISSN:  0301-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-05     Completed Date:  2003-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Environmental Botany Laboratory, Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati University, P.O. Santiniketan 731 235, West Bengal, India.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Aflatoxins / biosynthesis
Arachis hypogaea / microbiology
Food Contamination*
Food Handling
Food Microbiology*
Food Preservation
Fungi / growth & development,  isolation & purification*
Mycotoxins / analysis*
Plant Diseases
Seeds / chemistry,  microbiology*
Soybeans / microbiology
Zea mays / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aflatoxins; 0/Mycotoxins

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Multicenter evaluation of an enzyme immunoassay (Platelia Aspergillus) for the detection of Aspergil...
Next Document:  Cocoa-based media for culturing Phytophthora palmivora (Butl.) Butl., causal agent of black pod dise...