Survey of Seed-Borne Fungi of Zea Mays L. in Imo and Anambra States of Nigeria

Chukwunyeaka Iloba


Routine seed health tests were done on maize seeds (Zea mays L.) of Imo and Anambra States origin by blotter method. Many fungi including some of economic importance like Fusarium moniliforme and Cephalosporium sp. were found to be seed-borne. 50th fungi were encountered in almost all the samples and the infection percentages were comparatively higher too. The consequences of these seed-borne pathogens have been discussed.

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