Zearalenone production in groundnut

Mehan, V K and Bhavanishanker, T N and McDonald, D (1985) Zearalenone production in groundnut. In: Trichothecenes and other mycotoxins: proceedings of the International Mycotoxin Symposium, August, 1984, Sydney, Australia.

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Fusariutn spp. are important components of the seed mycoflora of healthy 4! undnut pods (Jackson, 1965; Joffe, 1969; McDonald, 196'3). and are also i~ plicated in pod rots (Mercer, 1977; Mehan er al., 1981). Some species of this genus are well-known producers of mycotoxins such as zearalenone. diacetoxyscirpenol and neosolaniol (Mirocha et al., 1976; Ueno. 1977). Zearalenone, an oestrogenic mycotoxin, has mainly been found in cereal grains and their products (Mirocha and Christensen, 1974). Zearalenone has been reported to occur naturally in sesame (Mirocha et al., 1976) and in groundnuts (Mehan and McDonald, 1982). This chapter reports the natural occurrence of zearalenone and the effects of cultural conditions on its production in groundnut seeds by a toxigenic strain of F. o.rysporum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 14:15
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2011 14:15
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4116
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