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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 1802-1810
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.206


Studies on Epiphytic Microflora on Apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) Fruits and Leaves
Aqleema Banoo*, Efath Shahnaz, Saba Banday, Rovidha S. Rasool and Taibah Bashir
Division of Plant Pathology, Sher-e-kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar Campus, Srinagar 190025, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was undertaken with an objective to estimate predominant epiphytes from leaves and fruits of apple by using different methods on different media. In all, eleven epiphytes were isolated using potato dextrose agar, nutrient agar and yeast maltose agar media. Amongst them, five fungal isolates viz., Aspergillus sp. (I1), Penicillium sp. (I2), Fusarium sp. (I3), Rhizopus sp. (I4) and Alternaria sp. (I5) and six bacterial isolates viz., Pseudomonas sp. (I6), Pseudomonas sp. (I7), Bacillus sp. (I8), Bacillus sp. (I9), Staphylococcus sp. (I10) and Micrococcus sp. (I11) were predominantly noticed under all the three methods (leaf impression, serial dilution and fruit washing) and were hence, used for further studies. The highest average colony count of 3.62 colonies/cm2was recorded in fruit washing method followed by leaf impression (3.17) and lowest in serial dilution method (2.12).


Keywords: Apple, Epiphytes, Isolation, Methods
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Aqleema Banoo, Efath Shahnaz, Saba Banday, Rovidha S. Rasool and Taibah Bashir. 2020. Studies on Epiphytic Microflora on Apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) Fruits and Leaves.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 1802-1810. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.206