News tagged with aflatoxin

Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic

(—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, dubbed K49, is now ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Emeritus: On the trail of aflatoxin

In the spring of 1960, a mysterious liver disease killed hundreds of thousands of turkeys in the United Kingdom. The outbreak was soon traced to ground peanut meal, shipped from Brazil and contaminated with mold that produces ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Medical research
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Corn lines resist fungal toxins

( -- 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. parasiticus fungi.

dateSep 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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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.

dateSep 03, 2010 in Other
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