Fungal Genomics & Biology

Fungal Genomics & Biology
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Muoma J

Muoma J


  • Research Article
    Genetic Diversity of Fusarium Oxysporum Races Associated with Cowpea Fields in Kakamega County
    Author(s): Wamalwa ENI, Muoma J, Muyekho FN, Wekesa C and Ajanga SWamalwa ENI, Muoma J, Muyekho FN, Wekesa C and Ajanga S

    Fusarium oxysporum is the most abundant and most damaging species of the genus Fusarium responsible forcrop wilt diseases in cultivated fields. It possess risk to production of banana, tomato, onions, beans, peas, palm,wheat, sorghum, maize, potatoes, garlic and cowpea among others. Fusarium involves several species that producemycotoxins associated with serious animal diseases. Fusarium is a potential threat to global food security.Furthermore, disease incidence of pathogenic Fusarium species could increase due to the effects of the predictedglobal changes. Limitation of occurrence records and diversity of the races of F. oxysporum in Kakamega Countynecessitated this study. This study aimed to characterize strains of Fusarium pathogens in cowpea fields ofKakamega County. The colonies had sparse to abundant mycelia with colour ranging from white to pale violet. Theisolates gave rise t.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-8056.1000156

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