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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 2543-2548
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.305


Fungal Organisms Associated with Post-Harvest Fruits Collected from Markets of Tripura and Identified Through Use of Foldscope
Durga Prasad Awasthi*, Sumen Kapali, Dipika Debbarma and Swapna Tripura
Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Lembucherra,
Tripura West, Tripura -799 210, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Fungal biotic organisms associated with fruits has the ability to cause post-harvest loss both in terms of quantitative as well as qualitative manner resulting to directly or indirectly hampering the processing and value addition of fruits. Present case study was undertaken in the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 to identify fungal biotic organisms associated with commercially available fruits collected from the market of Tripura. Fruit samples were collected randomly from the different districts of the state throughout the year. Samples were examined in vivo as well as in vitro for presence of fungal organisms with the help of Foldscope (Origami microscope made up of cardstock, glass lens, light emitting diode and a diffuser panel etc.). Microscopic observation revealed that fungi under class Zygomycetes (Rhizopus sp. and Mucor sp.) and Deuteromycetes (Aspergillus sp., Penicillium., Alternaria., Fusarium sp.,) were mainly associated in post-harvest fruit rots of different fruits like Mango, Banana, Citrus sp. Apple, Pomegranate, Grapes, Rose Apple, Arecanut, Guava, Asian Palmyra Palm, Elephant Apple, Pear, Ber, Sapota etc. The vegetative as well as fruiting body of fungi including hyphae, sporangiophores, sporangiospores, conidia, conidiophores etc. were viewed and captured with the help of Foldscope. Besides, that nematodes and mites were also observed to be associated along with the fungi on these fruits.


Keywords: Zygomycetes, Deuteromycetes, Nematodes,Mites etc.
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Durga Prasad Awasthi, Sumen Kapali, Dipika Debbarma and Swapna Tripura. 2020. Fungal Organisms Associated with Post-Harvest Fruits Collected from Markets of Tripura and Identified Through Use of Foldscope.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 2543-2548. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.305