Mycoflora associated with Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat and their Pathogenic potentiality

Mycoflora associated with Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat and their Pathogenic potentiality

Fatema Tuj Johora1 and Shamim Shamsi*

1Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

ABSTRACT: Two types of leaf blight symptom (Type-1and Type2) were recorded on C. morifolium. Eleven species of fungi namely Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissler, Aspergillus flavus Link, A. fumigatus Fresenius, A. niger Van Tieghem, Cladosporium cladosporioides (Fresen). De Vries, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Sacc., Curvularia lunata (Wakker) Boedijin, Fusarium moniliforme J. Sheld., Penicillium Link, Rhizopus stolonifer (Ehrenb.: Fr.) Vuill and Trichoderma viride Pers were found to be associated with the selected leaf samples. The fungi isolated from C. morifolium were tested for their pathogenic potentiality following “detached leaf technique”. Among these fungi C. lunata and F.moniliforme were found to be pathogenic to C. morifolium.

KEYWORDS: Chrysanthemum morifolium, Blight, Mycoflora, Pathogenic fungi

CORRESPONDENCE: Shamim Shamsi