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ISSN  2320-964X (Online) 
ISSN 2320-7817  (Print)
Type - Quarterly 

 

Original Research

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 2 | Page Nos. 89-92

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Change in seed index of fresh and infested Jatropha seeds


SRIVASTAVA SEWETA1*, SINGH VINIT PRATAP2, GUPTA GORAKH NATH3 AND SINHA ASHA1


1Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agriculture Sciences, B.H.U., Varanasi-       221 005 (U.P.) India.

2Department of Plant Pathology, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology,    Meerut-250 110 (U.P.) India.

3Department of Biochemistry, JSBB, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and           Sciences, Allahabad-222 007, U.P., India.


*Address for Correspondence: Dr. Seweta Srivastava, Division of Biotechnology, Sugarcane Research Institute, U.P. Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur-242 001, U. P., India.

Email: shalu.bhu2008@gmail.com

 

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Jatropha curcas L. has been considered a potential source of seed oil for the production of biofuel. The aim of this study was to estimate the seed index of Jatropha seeds after deterioration under storage condition. For estimation of seed index fresh, stored as well as infested Jatropha seeds were used. Seeds were infested with six dominant fungi viz. Alternaria alternata, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger, Fusarium chlamydosporum and Penicillium glabrum separately and weight of 100 seeds (fresh and infested both) were determined during different period of storage. The seed index (100 seeds) of Jatropha seeds was declined from 3 months to 12 months of storage and also due to fungal infestation. Alternaria alternata infested Jatropha seeds were deteriorated much faster than other dominant seed mycoflora infested seeds.

 

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