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Antifungal Activity From Prunus Maackii Periderm: A Possible Source for New Biopesticides

IntroductionDespite advances in pest and disease management over the last 40 years, 10-16% of the annual global harvest is lost to disease. Large scale conventional farming heavily relies on synthetic pesticides to help control disease-causing pests, such as pathogenic bacteria or fungi. However, increasing concerns over the impact of pesticides on...
Published: 7/15/2015   |   Inventor(s): Raymond Hammerschmidt, Linzi Kaniszewski, Cory Outwater
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture

Anti-Mycotoxin Compounds

IntroductionMycotoxins, metabolites produced by specific fungi, are introduced into the food chain by pre-harvest and post-harvest contamination of foods and livestock feed. Infestation of crops and food by mycotoxin producing fungi causes serious immunosuppressive, carcinogenic, cytotoxic, and teratogenic effects in humans and animals. The Aspergillus...