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International Journal of Soil Science
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 42-47
DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2008.42.47
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Soil Mycoflora of Some Commercial Ventures in South West Nigeria

B.I. Aderiye, S.A. Laleye and O.R. Ijalana

The mycoflora of the soil of some commercial ventures such as cassava farm, cattle ranch, cocoa farm and sawmill was investigated. Aspergillus sp., Penicillium sp. were isolated from cassava farm and cattle ranch, while Absidia sp., Curvularia sp., Fusarium sp., Neurospora sp. and Rhizopus stolonifer were isolated from the cocoa and sawmill soils. Sawmill soil recorded the highest moisture and organic matter contents. The comparatively high pH value of the cattle ranch soil was attributed to large volume of urine and faeces of the cattle in the ranch. Calcium and potassium ions were the most prominent mineral nutrients especially in the cocoa farm and sawmill soils. Only Fusarium sp. was highly encouraged when cultured on soil extracts from the cassava farm, cocoa farm and sawmill. Spore germination, initiation of germ tubes and elongation of hyphae of Aspergillus niger and Curvularia sp. were adversely affected in all the soil extracts. However, the sawmill soil encouraged the production of an appreciable mycelia growth in species of Fusarium, Neurospora and Penicillium.
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B.I. Aderiye, S.A. Laleye and O.R. Ijalana, 2008. Soil Mycoflora of Some Commercial Ventures in South West Nigeria. International Journal of Soil Science, 3: 42-47.

DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2008.42.47






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