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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 1999 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 1488-1491
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.1488.1491
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Botrytis cinerea Growth on Kiwifruit of Different Harvest Maturity

Altaf Qadir

The hyphal growth of Botrytis cinerea, was approximately the same on kiwifruit stored at 0, 5 or 10°C. Maximum growth rate was recorded at 20°C, this growth rate declined slightly at 25°C. On malt agar (MA) the growth rate at 0°C was the same as in kiwifruit stored at the same temperature. This growth rate was proportional with the increase in temperature from 5 to 20°C, but it declined slightly at 25°C. The hyphal growth rate was faster on MA than on kiwifruit. This faster growth rate on MA may be due to readily availability of substrate. While in fruit, the physical barriers and/ or possible invoking of defense mechanism may have reduced the growth rate of fungus.
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Altaf Qadir , 1999. Botrytis cinerea Growth on Kiwifruit of Different Harvest Maturity. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 1488-1491.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.1488.1491






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