Aflatoxin in Maize
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Aflatoxin in Maize A Proceedings of the Workshop El Batan Mexico, April 7-11, 1986

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Written in English


  • Corn,
  • Diseases and injuries,
  • Diseases and pests,
  • Aflatoxins,
  • Congresses,
  • Storage,
  • Science/Mathematics

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages389
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9175108M
ISBN 109686127127
ISBN 109789686127126

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2 AFLATOXIN MANAGEMENT FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS OF MAIZE AND GROUNDNUTS ECONOMIC LOSS: Aflatoxin contamination can also affect agricultural livelihoods in various ways. First, it can cause crop loss due to low yields. Second, the market value of and uses for a contaminated crop decrease Size: 1MB.   The average concentration of aflatoxin in the grain samples was low with most maize (88%) and peanut (92%) samples - lower than European Commission tolerated aflatoxin : Luis de Almeida, Robert Williams, Dirce M. Soares, Harry Nesbitt, Graeme Wright, William Erskine. Occurrence of aflatoxins 8 Effect of aflatoxins on health and trade 8 Awareness and sensitization 10 ii Aflasafe 11 iii Maize, pre-harvest recommendations for aflatoxin management 12 Use improved varieties 12 Source of seeds 12 During crop growth 13 Apply fertilizer and other inputs   Lee HS, Nguyen-Viet H, Lindahl J, Thanh HM, Khanh TN, Hien LTT, Grace D () A survey of aflatoxin B in maize and awareness of aflatoxins in Vietnam. World Mycotoxin J 10(2)– CrossRef Google ScholarCited by: 2.

  Aflatoxins are responsible for damaging up to 25% of the world's food crops, resulting in large economic losses in developed countries and human and animal disease in under-developed ones. In addition to aflatoxins, the presence of other mycotoxins, particularly fumonisins, brings additional concerns about the safety of food and field supplies.5/5(1). 18 rows  This book is broadly divided into five sections and 17 chapters, highlighting recent advances Cited by: Tackling aflatoxin, the killer poison in Africa’s food. Aflatoxin in food was among the prominent issues discussed at the recent First All-Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28th to 31st March The Congress attracted about . Aflatoxin M1 is a major metabolite of aflatoxin B1 in humans and animals, which may be present in milk from animals fed with aflatoxin B1 contaminated feed.

Aflatoxin is produced by a fungus that grows on certain crops, such as maize and groundnuts. Kebs suspended 17 maize flour brands late last year for containing high levels of aflatoxin. In addition, no studies have been conducted to evaluate the perception and knowledge of aflatoxins in Vietnam. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to determine the levels of aflatoxin B 1 for human and animal consumption in maize and evaluate perceptions and knowledge of aflatoxins among people across the country. A total of 2, samples were collected from six provinces and analysed Cited by: 7. A micrograph of an Aspergillus spore, a type of fungus that produces cancer-causing aflatoxin. Aflatoxins are a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that are found on agricultural crops such as maize (corn), peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts. KEY WORDS: aflatoxin B1, aflatoxin G1, QuEChERS, HPLC INTRODUCTION Aflatoxins, a group of chemicals produced by Aspergillus flavus, Asper-gillus parasiticus and the less common Aspergillus nomius (S i r h a n et al., ), can be recognized by olive green or grey green color on maize kernels in the field or in storage.