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The degree of susceptibility of nectary-inoculated cotton flowers and bolls to subsequent seed infection by Aspergillus flavus is determined at or before anthesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2119569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In greenhouse and field studies, cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) flowers were inoculated with Aspergillus flavus at the involucral nectaries. Bolls developing from early-season flowers had significantly higher percentages of A. flavus-infected seed than did bolls from flowers formed later in the season. Seeds from bolls inoculated 2 weeks after anthesis had the same infection levels as those from flowers inoculated at anthesis. These results indicate that early-season flowers are predisposed to A. flavus infection and that the degree of susceptibility at anthesis is retained through early boll development.
M A Klich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-26     Completed Date:  1990-10-26     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2499-502     Citation Subset:  IM    
Southern Regional Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NEW Orleans, Louisiana 70179
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillus flavus*
Plant Diseases*

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