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Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic

(Phys.org)—Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi. But not all Aspergillus produce aflatoxin. Some, in fact, are considered beneficial. One such strain, ...

Oct 19, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 0

Corn lines resist fungal toxins

(PhysOrg.com) -- Corn germplasm lines developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are scoring high marks in field trials for resistance to aflatoxin produced by Aspergilllus flavus and A. ...

Sep 03, 2010 not rated yet 0

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Afla-Guard also protects corn crops

Afla-Guard®, a biological control used to thwart the growth of fungi on peanuts, can be used on corn as well, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists who helped develop it.

Sep 03, 2010 not rated yet 0

Deadly Carcinogen Unraveled

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the bright X-ray beam of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, researchers have unveiled the mystery behind one of the deadliest toxins that causes liver cancer.

May 04, 2010 4.1 / 5 (7) 4 | with audio podcast

Chlorophylls effective against aflatoxin

A new study has found that chlorophyll and its derivative chlorophyllin are effective in limiting the absorption of aflatoxin in humans. Aflatoxin is produced by a fungus that is a contaminant of grains including corn, peanuts ...

Dec 29, 2009 3 / 5 (1) 0

Trigger of deadly food toxin discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- A toxin produced by mold on nuts and grains can cause liver cancer if consumed in large quantities. UC Irvine researchers for the first time have discovered what triggers the toxin to form, ...

Oct 21, 2009 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

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