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Medicinal plant compound reduces mycotoxins and sporulation

Executive SummaryEconomic losses due to mycotoxins in the United States are estimated to be between $0.5 and $1.5 billion annually. Fungicides are only partially effective against mycotoxin-producing fungi because such fungi are naturally tolerant to many fungicides, and because when stressed by fungicide applications, fungi can respond by producing...
Published: 6/27/2017   |   Inventor(s): Gale Strasburg, John Linz, Felicia Wu, Muraleedharan Nair, Juma Mmongoyo, Jovin Mugula, Amila Dissanayake, Josephine Wee, Devin Day
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Chemicals

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...