Mycopathologia

, Volume 81, Issue 3, pp 183–186 | Cite as

Studies on the fungus flora in the rhizosphere of sugar cane plants

  • A. M. Abdel-Rahim
  • A. M. Baghadani
  • M. H. Abdalla

Abstract

Quantitative and qualitative studies on the rhizosphere mycoflora of sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum) were carried out in north west Sennar sugar cane plantation. Two soil types (Dindir ‘Clay’ and Hago ‘Sandy’) were investigated.

Fungal activities increased with plant age. When near maturity the number of colonies declined. Isolated fungi from both rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils were dominated by the genera Aspergillus and Rhizopus. Fungi including Fusarium spp. Curvularia sp. and dark sterile mycelia were present in higher frequencies on root surfaces than in the surrounding soils. Although the results were slightly varying, the number and type of fungal colonies in both Dindir and Hago ‘Clay and Sandy’ soils were nearly the same.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Abdel-Rahim
  • A. M. Baghadani
    • 1
  • M. H. Abdalla
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Crop Protection, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of KhartoumSudan
  2. 2.Department of Botany, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of KhartoumSudan

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