Etiology and management of aflatoxin contamination

Peter J Cotty, Claudia Probst, Ramon Jaime

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/Bericht/TagungsbandKapitelBegutachtung

60 Zitate (Scopus)


Aflatoxins are potent poisons that contaminate crops in warm regions worldwide and reduce health and economic welfare in several portions of Africa. Crops are contaminated in two phases: (i) Aspergillus species infect crops during development; and (ii) after maturation contamination builds during exposure to warm humid conditions. Identification of the exact fungi causing contamination can provide clues to management strategies. Crops usually are infected by complex mixtures of aflatoxin-producing and closely related fungi. Among these are atoxigenic strains that produce no aflatoxins. In the United States atoxigenic strains are used to reduce contamination. Such technologies also may have value in Africa

UntertitelDetection Methods, Management, Public Health and Agricultural Trade
Herausgeber (Verlag)CABI Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781845930820
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 29 Mai 2008

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