Microbial contaminants of cultured Hibiscus cannabinus and Telfaria occidentalis tissues

Microbial contaminants of cultured Hibiscus cannabinus and Telfaria occidentalis tissues

Author by Dr. Foluke Odutayo

Journal/Publisher: African Journalof Biotechnology

Volume/Edition: 3

Language: English

Pages: 473 - 476

Abstract

Nine microbial contaminants comprising of five bacteria and four fungi species were isolated from
Hibiscus cannabinuil and Telfaria occidentalis cultured tissues. The rate of occurrence of bacteria
isolates was highe than that of fungi. The bacterial isolates includes Pseudomonas syringae pv
phaseolicoli, Bacill s licheniformis, Bacillus subtilis, Corynebacterium sp and Erwini« sp. While fungal
contarninats inciud?'s Aitemeria tenius, Aspergiiius niqer, Aspergiiius iumiqetus and Fusarium
culmorum. Poss ble sources of contamination and means of eliminating these contaminants is
discussed.


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