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Fitopatologia Brasileira

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BENICIO, Vanilde et al. Identification and cultural characteristics of Aspergillus species isolated in common bean seeds from Paraíba State, Brazil. Fitopatol. bras. [online]. 2003, vol.28, n.2, pp.180-183. ISSN 0100-4158.

The fungi Aspergillus flavus, A. fumigatus, A. lucknowensis, A.niger, A.ochraceus and A. parasiticus were isolated from common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) seeds produced and stored by growers in the State of Paraíba, Brazil. These fungi were identified according to cultural characteristics on Czapek-agar medium and the structures viewed under compound microscope. The development of each fungal species on Potato-Dextrose-Agar (PDA) medium presented differences for colony diameter, curve and rate of growth according to the seed samples from which were obtained.

Keywords : Phaseolus vulgaris; patologia de sementes.

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