The post harvest contaminating microflora (surface and internal) of tomato
and beans was analyzed during the month of March, August and November. The sampling
of these vegetables were done both in field and market. The samples collected
from the market contain more microflora than that from the field, while the
samples collected in the month of August showed maximum fungal load and those
collected in March showed maximum bacterial growth. In the month of November,
the growth of fungi and bacteria is similar when compare to the month of August.
B. Raghavendra Rao, A.R. Alagawadi, J.H. Kulakarni, Visweswara Rao Pasupuleti and S.M. Vidya, 2012. Seasonal Variation of Post-harvest Contaminating Micro Flora of Tomato and Beans. Research Journal of Microbiology, 7: 205-208.