Plant and Soil

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 157–159 | Cite as

Benomyl and mancozeb as fungicides in soil studies of Azotobacter and Beijerinckia

  • A. Ayanaba
Short Communications


Routine media containing 0.005% each of benomyl and mancozeb for the enumeration and isolation of Azotobacter and Beijerinckia in soil studies are described. The incorporation of these fungicides in routine media was found to be more effective in inhibiting fungal contaminants than the use of cycloheximide.

Key Words

Azotobacter Beijerinckia Fungicides Isolation media 


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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ayanaba
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  1. 1.International Institute of Tropical AgricultureIbadanNigeria

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