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Asian Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 192-196
DOI: 10.17311/ajbs.2018.192.196
 
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Occurrence and Prevalence of Mycotoxigenic Fusarium solani in Onion Samples Collected from Different Regions of Libya

Fuzia Elfituri Muftah Eltariki, Mohammed Abdelfatah Alhoot and Kartikeya Tiwari

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Mycotoxigenic fungi grow rapidly on onions and deteriorate them, which results in economic loss and if mycotoxin contaminated onions ingested by consumers can cause serious health hazard. In this relation the present work has been carried out to evaluate and assess the occurrence and prevalence of mycotoxigenic fungal contamination in onions of Libya. Materials and Methods: The present study was carried out over a period of one year, from September, 2017 to August, 2018, in the Department of Microbiology, International Medical School, MSU, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. This study included 110 isolated fungal strains from onion samples of different regions of Libya. A total of 110 onion samples from different regions of Libya were collected. The mycotoxigenic fungi from these samples was isolated, identified and molecularly characterized by standard protocols. Results: Out of 110 onion samples, 98 onion samples came out with fungal growth. The maximum occurrence and prevalence was of Fusarium solani (68) in comparison with Aspergillus niger (9), Penicillium chrysogenum (10) and Alternaria solani (11). Out of 68 Fusarium solani strains, 12 strains were found potentialistic mycotoxin producer, therefore those strains were selected for genetic diversity assessment. Conclusion: Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) is recommended for assessment of genetic diversity of mycotoxigenic Fusarium solani.
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How to cite this article:

Fuzia Elfituri Muftah Eltariki, Mohammed Abdelfatah Alhoot and Kartikeya Tiwari, 2018. Occurrence and Prevalence of Mycotoxigenic Fusarium solani in Onion Samples Collected from Different Regions of Libya. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 192-196.

DOI: 10.17311/ajbs.2018.192.196

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajbs.2018.192.196

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