Aflatoxin Production in Groundnut Cultivars Resistant and Susceptible to Seed Invasion by Aspergillus flavus uri icon


  • The use of groundnut cultivars resistant to seed invasion and colonization by Aspergillus flay us is a possible means nf preventing or reducing aflatoxin contamination. Such resistance wax identified in several cultivars, one of which was the released commercial Indian cultivar J11. No direct relationship wax found between resistance to seed colonizaion by A.flavus and the guar tity of a flatoxins produced h hen seeds were colonized by toxigenic strains of the fungus. So'r of the cultivars with seed resistance to A. flayits colonization have been found resistant to fungal pod rot

publication date

  • 1983