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Public Health Implications of Fungal Associated with Post-Harvest Spoilage of Vegetables in Osogbo Metropolis


Wahab Abideen Akinkunmi , Adebayo Bolaji Arinade, Adeyemi Folasade Muibat and Ogunlana O E.

1 Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, Osun State University, P.M.B 4494, Osogbo, Nigeria.


Wahab Abideen Akinkunmi,
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Received: August 21, 2017,   Accepted: September 10, 2017,   Published:


Abstract:

Study of fungi responsible for the post-harvest spoilage of Amaranthus hybridus, Celosia argentea, Talinum triangulare and Solarnum macrocarpon from four different markets within Osogbo metropolis, Osun state, Nigeria was carried out. Healthy vegetable samples were collected from the selected markets. Fungal species found associated with the deterioration of the various vegetables tested included Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Penicillium maniffei, Trichoderma harzianum, Microsporum specie, Fusarium oxysporum, Trichophyton terrestre, Bipolaris hawaiiensis, Geotrichum candidum, Rhizopus specie and Rhizopus stolonifer. All isolated fungi were pathogenic to the different vegetables from the result of pathogenicity tests that were carried out.


Keywords: Fungi, Spoilage, Infection, Pathogen, Vegetables


Citation:

Wahab Abideen Akinkunmi et al (2017). Public Health Implications of Fungal Associated with Post-Harvest Spoilage of Vegetables in Osogbo MetropolisJ. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V5I3. DOI: 10.15297/JALS.V5I3.03


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© 2017 Wahab Abideen Akinkunmi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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