Suitability of some seeds of tropical plants as baits for aquatic fungi

  • E.M. Ilondu Department of Botany and Microbiology, Delta State University, Abraka
  • S.M. Ayodele Department of Botany and Microbiology, Delta State University, Abraka
  • S.E. Egbikwadje Department of Botany and Microbiology, Delta State University, Abraka

Abstract

Some locally available tropical seeds were assessed for their suitability as baits for aquatic fungi in River Ethiope, Delta State. Studies were carried out in four different locations along the river. Among the twenty-one different seeds belonging to twelve families employed in this study, only twelve proved effective in trapping aquatic fungi. The identified genera of fungi and their percentage of occurrence included Achlya (57.23%), Saprolegnia (35.29%) and Allomyces (7.48%).

KEY WORDS: aquatic fungi, baits, tropical seeds.

Tropical Freshwater Biology, 10 (2001) 47 - 55
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