Aflatoxins in Cottonseed: A Comparison of Two Cultivars

McMeans, J. L. and Brown, C, M. and McDonald, R. L. and Parker, L. L. (1977) Aflatoxins in Cottonseed: A Comparison of Two Cultivars. Crop Science, 17 (5). pp. 707-709.

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Two cotton cultivars, S-1322 and Deltapine-16, (Gossypium hirsutum L.) were compared in field plots in Imperial Co., Calif. in 1973, to determine causes of differences in severity of seed infection by Aspergillus flavus Lk. ex Ft. and in accumulation of aflatoxins. S-1322 was not as susceptible as Deltapine-16 because rapid moisture loss from the bolls creates an unfavorable environment for growth of A. flavus, and more bolls escape the pink bollworm [Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders)] because of its flowering characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mycotoxins, Boll rot, Hard cottonseed, Impermeable seedcoat, Seed index, Linters.
Author Affiliation: A contribution from the ARS-USDA, Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix, AZ 85040.
Subjects: Plant Protection > Pesticides
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 04:53
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 04:54
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