Fungus

ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF FUNGI

(a) Role of fungi in Agriculture or crop production Decomposition and humus formation: Fungi decompose the dead animals and plants. Fungi change them into humus. rums is decomposed organic matter. It plays an important role in germination of plant. It provides important nutrient to plants. Humus also holds the soil particles. Thus it reduces the chance of soil erosion. Humus ...

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Fungal diseases in plants

RUSTS Causative agent: Puccinia graminh (Basidiomycota) Affected plants: Wheat, barberry Symptoms: Reddish streaks (pustules) appear on the stems and other parts of wheat. These streaks may affect most of the plant. They give rusted appearance to whole of the plant. As the season advance-, the streaks change from red to bl wk. The crop gives burnt dried look. The barberry ...

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