Fungal Association and Deterioration of Chemical Constituents of Cullen Corylifolia (Linn.) Medik. Seeds
In the present study, total 14 fungi were found associated with stored samples of C. corylifolia seeds such as, Aspergillus niger, A. parasiticus, A. elegans, Rhizopus stolonifer, A.flavus, Chaetomium globossum, A. oryzae, Fusarium sp., Ch. spirale, Curvularia sp., A. terreus, Alternaria sp., Penicillium rubrum and Trichurus spiralis. Out of these 14 fungi, Aspergillus niger and A. parasiticus showed highest % incidence while minimum % incidence recorded in case of Penicillium rubrum, Alternaria sp., & Trichurus spiralis. The drug stored under the influence of different relative humidities viz. 33, 55, 75, 96 and 100% showed variation in % of occurrence as well as biodeterioration of the chemical constituents such as sugars, proteins, phenols and glycosides. The drug stored under 96 and 100% RH showed maximum deterioration of chemical constituents.
chemical constituents, deterioration, fungi, % incidence.