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.: Home > Nature and Science > 2012 > Volume 10 Number 9 > Jonathan S.G.1, Popoola K.O.K.2, Olawuyi OJ 1,Ajiboye M.1 and Oyelakan A. O.1

Insect and fungal pests of some mushrooms collected from university of Ibadan,Nigeria campus

Jonathan S.G.1, Popoola K.O.K.2, Olawuyi OJ 1,Ajiboye M.1 and Oyelakan A. O.1
1Department of Botany and Microbiology University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria 2Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Abstract :

Ten mushrooms species collected within the premises of University of Ibadan were examined for infestation of various insect and fungal pests .Insects belonging to the orders; Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, and Collembolla were encountered both at the larval and adult stages of life on the collected mushroom samples. Infestation by the order Coleoptera (adult beetle) on Pleurotus squar-rosulus was found to be higher in incidence, with a total number of 17species which were found at the adult stage of life; but the larva stage were found on Lycoperdon gigantum . Fungal species identified to be Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus terreus, Fusarium redolens, Trichoderma viride, Rhizopus stolonifer and Mucor piriformis were found to be associated with several species of mushrooms.

Keywords :
Mushrooms, fungal pathogens, insects, collection, pollution

Date Deposited : 18 May 2016 20:00

Last Modified : 18 May 2016 20:00

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Volume 10, Number 9, - 2012 , ISSN 1545-0740

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