Grains can be contaminated by spores of storage fungi
during harvest, transport and handling operations .
Tuite and Christensen (1957) have even noted that inoculation of ripe plants with spores of storage fungi did not increase the percentage of seed infected and they also found that storage fungi associated with 1 out of 300 samples of wheat grain collected.
Influence of storage fungi on the deterioration of corn in storage a review.
Among the storage fungi cited are Aspergillus flavus  and Penicillium sp [7,4].
Spoilage of stored rice is attributed to storage fungi which were introduced during the post harvest handling process .
BACTERIA TYPE BIOLOGY Bacillus cereus Gram (+) Gastrointestinal illness in humans Bacillus megaterium Gram (+) Common in soil and vegetation Bacillus subtilis Gram (+) Common in soil and vegetation, used as seed treatment to protect plants against root pathogens Chryseobacterium Gram (-) Common in soils, plants, food stuffs, and water systems Pantoea Gram (-) Biocontrol of storage fungi
on citrus, can cause bacte- rial brown spot on melons Pseudomonas Gram (-) Biocontrol of fungi on turf aureofaciens P.
Scarification or punctures of the pericarp of corn seed allow rapid invasion by storage fungi, leading to reduced germination (Christensen & Lopez, 1963).
Ultrastructural changes of embryo in wheat infected with storage fungi.
Ward HS and UL Diener Biochemical changes in shelled peanuts caused by storage fungi
The storage fungi
normally accompany or follow insect infestation.
Among storage fungi, Penicillium was the other most frequently encountered genus.
flavus has relatively high moisture requirements among storage fungi .