Mycotoxins in plant disease
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Mycotoxins in plant disease under the aegis of COST Action 835 "agriculturally important toxigenic fungi 1998-2003", EU project (QLK 1-CT-1998-01380), and ISPP "Fusarium committee" by

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Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English


  • Fungal diseases of plants -- Europe,
  • Phytopathogenic fungi -- Europe,
  • Plants -- Effect of mycotoxins on -- Europe

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Edition Notes

Other titlesEuropean journal of plant pathology.
Statementedited by A. Logrieco ... [et al.].
ContributionsLogrieco, A.
LC ClassificationsSB733 .M93 2002, SB733 .M93 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [597]-734 :
Number of Pages734
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18210487M
ISBN 101402008716
LC Control Number2002043270

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Mycotoxins are chemical compounds produced by fungi growing on organic substances such as corn, cottonseed or peanuts which, when consumed, have some undesirable effect on the animal consuming them. These effects can range from vomiting, feed refusal, weight loss, various types of tumors, and in some cases death. This book provides detailed data and information about the cereals and cereal products that are affected by mycotoxins, and gives a basic overview of mycotoxins in these xin contamination of food occurs as a result of crop invasion by field fungi such as Fusarium spp. andBrand: Springer International Publishing. The molds were also limited as to the hosts they attacked. Mycotoxins on the other hand are metabolites (by-products) of the growth of the molds. They have very real toxic side effects to other plants, animals, and humans. They are also generally less selective of the hosts they attack and can cross plant Size: KB. Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites which when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin can cause disease or death in humans and domestic animals, including birds. By general agreement this definition excludes the toxins produced by macrofungi (the mushrooms), and compounds that cause disease only in plants or lower animals such as insects.

  The genus Alternaria includes both plant-pathogenic and saprophytic species, which may affect crops in the field or cause harvest and postharvest decay of plant products. The taxonomy of the genus Alternaria is not well-defined yet. A polyphasic approach based on morphological features, phylogeny and toxin profiles could be the key to a correct identification at species level and the Cited by: Deoxynivalenol (also known as vomitoxin or VOM) is a mycotoxin produced by the fungus Fusarium graminearum, which causes Fusarium head blight (FHB), or scab, of small grains. DON can cause feed refusal in livestock and vomiting in humans and animals. This book should be used by—and has been expressly written for—county Extension agents, consultants, field and nursery people, and chemical industry representatives. Growers, Master Gardeners, and homeowners may also find this publication useful. More about the PNW Plant Disease Management Handbook. Although other mycotoxins (zearalenone, cyclopiazonic acid, ochratoxin A) can occur, the most reported mycotoxins in nuts and seeds are aflatoxins, a group of related bisfuranocoumarin compounds produced mainly by Aspergillus flavus and A. different analogs have been identified; however, the major naturally occurring toxins are aflatoxin B 1 (AFB 1), AFB 2, AFG 1, and AFG 2 Cited by: 1.

  They also “deprive” us of disease-causing, carcinogenic mycotoxins. If indeed mycotoxins cause MS, then there are a number of steps one must take to minimize exposure to fungi and their mycotoxins. We just finished talking about diet. Since mycotoxins are commonly found in grain foods (7,8), then it would be wise to minimize grains in our : Doug Kaufmann.   Pre-harvest mycotoxin controls include various good agricultural practices to reduce crop stress (e.g. improved irrigation, early sowing, low plant density, balanced fertilization, use of fungicides, pesticides and insecticides, use of strains resistant to fungal colonization, biocontrol and genetically modified crops that inhibit fungal Cited by: Mycotoxins produced by fungi of the genus Fusarium have the universal distribution, and economic importance given their toxicity for animals, humans and plant pathogens, which infect and colonize various cereal crops such as maize, rice, wheat and oats in temperate and semi-tropical by: 1. about feed specimen collection and analysis for mycotoxins may be found in NebGuide G, Sampling and Analyzing Feed for Fungal (Mold) Toxins (Mycotoxins). Interpreting the significance of finding mycotoxins present in the ration is difficult. If a mycotoxin is detected in feed, the disease it causes should match the clinical syn-File Size: KB.