Genetic Enhancement for Resistance to Aflatoxin Contamination in Groundnut

Upadhyaya, H D and Nigam, S N and Thakur, R P (2002) Genetic Enhancement for Resistance to Aflatoxin Contamination in Groundnut. In: Summary proceedings of the Seventh ICRISAT Regional Groundnut Meeting for Western and Central Africa, 6-8 Dec. 2000 , Cotonu, Benin.

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Groundnut is an important oilseed crop cultivated in 96 countries worldwide on 23.8 million ha with an annual production of 30.97 million t. It is an important cash crop in several countries of Asia, which accounts for 57.13% of world area and Africa, which accounts for 37.24% area. Aflatoxin contamination of groundnut is a widespread serious problem in most groundnut-producing countries where the crop is grown under rainfed conditions. The aflatoxin contamination does not affect crop productivity but it makes produce unfit for consumption as toxins are injurious to health. The marketability of contaminated produce, particularly in international trade is diminished to nil due to stringent standards of permissible limits on aflatoxin contamination set by the importing countries. The aflatoxin-producing fungus......................

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2011 08:42
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2011 08:42
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