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Cover for Priorities for mycotoxin research in Africa identified by using the nominal group discussion technique.

The Nominal Group technique was used as the discussion format for small group discussions during the conference in Accra sponsored by the MycoGlobe project This chapter is based on these group discussions. The meeting participants identified several key areas. The foremost area was that of...

Author(s)
Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Leslie, J. F.; Frederiksen, R. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic impact of aflatoxin contamination in sub-Saharan Africa.

Globalization, including new international trade standards and regulations, has placed significant constraints on competitiveness in and access to international markets for developing countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agricultural commodities from these regions must overcome...

Author(s)
Coulibaly, O.; Hell, K.; Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Hounkponou, S.; Leslie, J. F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Mycotoxins: detection methods, management, public health and agricultural trade.

This book is an outcome of the MycoGlobe conference in Accra. Most of the chapters are based on invited oral presentations made at the conference. The chapters in this book touch on issues including health, trade, ecology, epidemiology, occurrence, detection, management, awareness and policy. This...

Author(s)
Leslie, J. F.; Bandyopadhyay, R.; Visconti, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modulation of the human immune system by aflatoxin.

This chapter provides a brief review of the literature on immunomodulation by aflatoxin and other mycotoxins, examines immunomodulation by mycotoxins that co-occur in food, reviews possible mechanisms through which mycotoxins exert their effects, and considers future research in the field. Studies...

Author(s)
Jolly, P. E.; Yi JiAng; Ellis, W. O.; Jia ShengWang; Afriyie-Gyawu, E.; Phillips, T. D.; Williams, J. H.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aflatoxin exposure and impaired child growth in West Africa: an unexplored international public health burden?

Aflatoxins are common contaminants of staple foods in sub-Saharan Africa. These toxins are human hepatocarcinogens, especially in combination with chronic infection with hepatitis B virus. Exposure to aflatoxins begins early in life and recent studies in West Africa demonstrated an association...

Author(s)
Gong YunYun; Turner, P. C.; Hall, A. J.; Wild, C. P.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mycotoxin concentration data quality: the role of sampling.

Sound strategies for the meaningful evaluation of mycotoxin contamination should include: (i) identification of the sites (where) and time (when) that lots are to be sampled, and (ii) a protocol to ensure that the test sample is representative of the lot from which it was taken. In this chapter we...

Author(s)
Miraglia, M.; Santis, B. de; Pannunzi, E.; Debegnach, F.; Brera, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pre- and postharvest management of aflatoxin in maize: an African perspective.

Pre- and postharvest contamination of aflatoxin in maize is a major health deterrent for people in Africa where maize production has increased dramatically. This chapter highlights management options for pre- and postharvest toxin contamination in maize. Sound crop management practices are an...

Author(s)
Hell, K.; Fandohan, P.; Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Kiewnick, S.; Sikora, R.; Cotty, P. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indoor airborne exposure to molds and mycotoxins.

In this chapter, problems with "toxic mould" and whether these types of concerns are important in developing countries are examined. Of particular importance are the possible health effects of airborne fungi: airborne mycotoxins, airborne fungi as allergens, organic dust toxic syndrome.

Author(s)
Shelton, B. G.; Leslie, J. F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Institutional aspects of Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues in ECOWAS trade.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has accepted trade liberalization and globalization as important policy directions. West African trade with Europe and the United States is already much greater than trade with other developed countries or intraregional trade, although trading...

Author(s)
Hughes, J. d'A.; Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Makinde, K.; Olembo, S.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development of quantitative detection methods for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium</i> in cereals and their application.

We developed a multiplex PCR for the identification of the most frequently occurring species of Fusarium on wheat in Western Europe. Surveys suggest that Fusarium graminearum has replaced Fusarium culmorum as the dominant species on winter wheat in the Netherlands during the 1990s. Quantitative PCR ...

Author(s)
Waalwijk, C.; Vries, I. M. de; Köhl, J.; Xu XiuDe; Lee, T. A. J. van der; Kema, G. H. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter

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