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Cover for Mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins induce adverse effects in humans and other vertebrate animals. Their production is determined by ecological and environmental factors (temperature, humidity and substrate water activity). The preponderance of specialized fungi in particular niches determines the type and range of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The pathology of select poisonous plant-induced diseases in cattle.

This chapter enumerates some of the plants as well poisonous weeds known to cause diseases in cattle and presents the clinical aspects and ways to diagnose these diseases.

Author(s)
Buergelt, C. D.; Clark, E. G.; Del Piero, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646718)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxins.

This chapter discusses the different classes of mycotoxins (i.e., aflatoxins, ochratoxins, trichothecenes, ergot alkaloids, patulin, fumonisins, zearalenone), their formation and important toxic effects, as well as related regulatory legislation for their control in food products.

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxins in poultry feeds.

This chapter discusses the problems associated with the contamination of feeds with mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, cyclopiazonic acid, sterigmatocystin, citrinin, fumonisins, ochratoxins, oosporein, T-2 toxin, vomitoxin and zearalenone. The occurrence and impact of aflatoxicosis in the health and...

Author(s)
Daghir, N. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in foods in West and Central Africa.

Mycotoxins, natural toxic metabolites of fungi produced under favorable conditions on a wide range of foods and feeds are a world-wide problem. The five most important groups of mycotoxins are aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, zearalenone and deoxynivalenol. The weather conditions in most West...

Author(s)
Kpodo, K. A.; Bankole, S. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxins: a global problem.

The five most important naturally occurring mycotoxins in human foods and animal feeds are aflatoxin, ochratoxin, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone and fumonisin. Risk assessment is used to manage the risk from mycotoxins to protect human and animal health. Conventional risk assessment has two major...

Author(s)
Marasas, W. F. O.; Gelderblom, W. C. A.; Shephard, G. S.; Vismer, H. F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for European Union legislation on mycotoxins in food and feed: overview of the decision-making process and recent and future developments.

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the European Union (EU) regulatory framework for feed and food safety legislation and the relevant decision-making process with particular emphasis on mycotoxins. Principles and objectives of the "General Food Law" of the EU are reported and details ...

Author(s)
Verstraete, F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mycotoxin contamination of food systems is a major problem in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Most diets in the region are maize based, but cassava, sorghum, millet and peanuts also are important. These food systems are susceptible to aflatoxins, fumonisin B1, zearalenone and...

Author(s)
Siame, B. A.; Nawa, I. N.
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Breeding maize for resistance to mycotoxins at IITA.

Ear-rot-causing fungi, including Aspergillus and Fusarium spp., are common in maize in West and Central Africa. These fungi contaminate maize with mycotoxins that pose serious potential health hazards to humans in these areas. A collaborative germplasm screening project was initiated between the...

Author(s)
Menkir, A.; Brown, R. L.; Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Chen ZhiYuan; Cleveland, T. E.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter

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