Post-Harvest Microbial Spoilage Of 'Dennettia Tripetala During Storage In Abia State

OKEKE CHIKAODILI EZIAMAKA | 38 pages (5109 words) | Projects

ABSTRACT

Dennettia tripeta/a of the family Annonaceae, is the only species of the genus present in West Africa. The plant's diseases are not well known. Mature ripe and unripe fruits were purchased from Umuahia main, market in Abia State of Nigeria and stored. Isolation, characterization and identification of the mycofiora were done by plating, washings from stored fruits and .seeds on Potato Dextrose Agar medium. A pathogenicity test was aso carried out, Many yeasts and-fllamentous fungi were found to attack the fruits and• •seeds of the plant. The major fiirnIentous fungi identified were. 'Aspergi//us niger, Fusarium moniliforme,; Botiyodioloida theobromae while the major yeast components identified were Saccharornyces' cerev/siae and Pichia sp. Some of the mycoflora penetrate fruits thrOugh wounds and the epidermis, damaging and discolouring the fruits. Others cause lesions of varying sizes and shapes through which the mycelia rarity, invade and rot the predisposed seeds. The study has established many mycoflora which attack a fruits and seeds, and 'decimate their shelf life and hence cause low production.

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APA

OKEKE, E (2021). Post-Harvest Microbial Spoilage Of 'Dennettia Tripetala During Storage In Abia State . Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Jan 26, 2023, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/post-harvest-microbial-spoilage-of-dennettia-tripetala-during-storage-in-abia-state-7-2

MLA 8th

EZIAMAKA, OKEKE. "Post-Harvest Microbial Spoilage Of 'Dennettia Tripetala During Storage In Abia State " Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 27 Jul. 2021, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/post-harvest-microbial-spoilage-of-dennettia-tripetala-during-storage-in-abia-state-7-2. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

MLA7

EZIAMAKA, OKEKE. "Post-Harvest Microbial Spoilage Of 'Dennettia Tripetala During Storage In Abia State ". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 27 Jul. 2021. Web. 26 Jan. 2023. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/post-harvest-microbial-spoilage-of-dennettia-tripetala-during-storage-in-abia-state-7-2 >.

Chicago

EZIAMAKA, OKEKE. "Post-Harvest Microbial Spoilage Of 'Dennettia Tripetala During Storage In Abia State " Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2021). Accessed 26 Jan. 2023. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/post-harvest-microbial-spoilage-of-dennettia-tripetala-during-storage-in-abia-state-7-2

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