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Lichen Compounds that Inhibit Aflatoxin Production

­ ToxBlox: NATURE-DERIVED COMPOUNDS THAT inhibit aflatoxin AND DON CONTAMINATION iNTRODUCTION Nothing ruins a crop of corn quite like the aflatoxin produced by fungi, such as Aspergillus parasiticus. This toxin degrades the food and makes consumption dangerous, especially in children and pets. If crops are found to be contaminated with an...
Published: 1/12/2022   |   Inventor(s): Frances Trail, Ludmila Roze, John Linz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Chemicals, Food Science and Nutrition

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...

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...