International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 8 (2013) pp. 124-130
Screening of Seed Borne Mycoflora of Cicer arietinum L.
Elizabeth Margaret1* , Neeraja P.V1 and B.Rajeswari2 
1Department of Botany, St. Ann s College for Women, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad-500 028 (A.P.), India 2Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, ANGRAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, India *Corresponding author e-mail: 
Cicer arietinum is found prone to several fungal diseases. These diseases are soil borne due to prolonged saprophytic survival of the pathogen through sclerotia. Seed borne mycoflora of five cultivars of Cicer were studied under blotter paper method. All these varieties were found more susceptible to Fusarium, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Botrys cinerea, Sclerotium rolfisii. Most susceptible variety was KAK2. Six fungicides were tested for their efficacy. Seeds treated with Indofin resulted in reduction of total seed mycoflora and enhanced the germination percentage by JG11 (64 to 69%), ICCV 95311(68 to 87%), KAK2 (58 to77%), ICCV92944 (70 to78%). The seedling vigor index was maximum (976.8) in the seeds treated with carbendazim of ICCV92944 variety followed by JG11 variety treated with captan. While least (72) vigor index was observed in KAK2 variety treated with Trichoderma 
Cicer; Fungicide; Mycoflora; Aspergillus flavus; Botrys cinerea; Fusarium Seed Dressing