1This work was partially supported by a grant from SEA/CR, USDA, Washington, D. C. Part of a thesis submitted by the senior author in partial fulfillment of the requirement of Master of Science degree.
Seeds from three commercially grown peanut cultivars and two resistant genotypes had varying degrees of resistance to colonization by the storage fungus, Aspergillus flavus. Peanut genotypes PI337409 and PI337394F had significantly higher resistance to colonization than other tested cultivars. Some of the biochemical changes in peanuts resulting from A. flavus infestation included: Reduction of oil and protein content, rapid increase in free fatty acids and changes in the amino acid composition.
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Keywords: Arachis hypogaea, Seed contamination, mycotoxins, storage fungi
How to Cite:
Deshpande, A. & Pancholy, S., (1979) “Colonization and Biochemical Changes in Peanut Seeds Infected with Aspergillus flavus¹”, Peanut Science 6(2), p.102-105. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-6-2-10