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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ECOLOGICAL BASIS FOR AFLATOXIN REDUCTION THROUGH CROP MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Leaf content, seed moisture and module storage time of seed cotton influence cotton fiber quality and aflatoxin contamination of cottonseed in South Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaime, R., McKamey, J., Cotty, P.J. 2013. Leaf content, seed moisture and module storage time of seed cotton influence cotton fiber quality and aflatoxin contamination of cottonseed in South Texas. Journal of Cotton Science. 17:60-68.
Inhibitory effects of gossypol, gossypolone, and apogossypolone on a collection of economically important filamentous fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mellon, J.E., Zelaya, C.A., Dowd, M.K., Beltz, S.B., Klich, M.A. 2012. Inhibitory effects of gossypol, gossypolone, and apogossypolone on a collection of economically important filamentous fungi. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60:2740-2745.
Expression profiling of non-aflatoxigenic Aspergillus parasiticus mutants obtained by 5-azacytosine treatment or serial mycelial transfer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilkinson, J.R., Kale, S.P., Bhatnagar, D., Yu, J., Ehrlich, K. 2011. Expression profiling of non-aflatoxigenic Aspergillus parasiticus mutants obtained by 5-azacytosine treatment or serial mycelial transfer. Toxins. 3(8):932-948.
Immunohistochemical investigation of cotton carpel tissue exposed to xylanolytic hydrolases of Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mellon, J.E., Vaughn, K.C. 2011. Immunohistochemical investigation of cotton carpel tissue exposed to xylanolytic hydrolases of Aspergillus flavus. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 76:34-38.
Inverse correlation of ability to produce aflatoxin and aspergillus colonization of maize seed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K., Wei, Q., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Inverse correlation of ability to produce aflatoxin and aspergillus colonization of maize seed. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 2:486-489.
Aflatoxin-producing fungi in maize fields of Sonora Mexico at varying elevations: a three year study - (Proceedings)
Ortega-Beltran, A., Jaime-Garcia, R., Cotty, P.J. 2011. Aflatoxin-producing fungi in maize fields of Sonora Mexico at varying elevations: a three year study. Proceedings of American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, August 4-8, 2011, Honolulu, HI. 101:S133.
Community structure of Aspergillus flavus and persistence of the atoxigenic strain A flavus AF36 in applied fields - (Proceedings)
Jaime, R., Cotty, P.J. 2011. Community structure of Aspergillus flavus and persistence of the atoxigenic strain A flavus AF36 in applied fields. Proceedings of American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, August 4-8, 2011, Honolulu, HI. 101:S80.
Identification of a major xylanase from A flavus as a 14-kD protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mellon, J.E., Cotty, P.J., Callicott, K.A., Abbas, H.K. 2011. Identification of a major xylanase from A. flavus as a 14-kD protein. Mycopathologia. 172:299-305.
Control of aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergilli - (Book / Chapter)
Ehrlich, K., Chang, P.-K., Yu, J., Cary, J.W., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Control of aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergilli. In: Guevara-Gonzalez, R.G., editor. Aflatoxins - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Open Access Publishers. pp 21-40.
Mycotoxins - (Review Article)
Ehrlich, K., Chang, P.-K., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Mycotoxins. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [DOI:10.1002/9780470015902.a0000373.pub2].
Inhibitory effects of gossypol-related compounds on growth of Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mellon, J.E., Zelaya, C.A., Dowd, M.K. 2011. Inhibitory effects of gossypol-related compounds on growth of Aspergillus flavus. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 52:406-412.
Evolutionary relationships among Aspergillus flavus vegetative compatibility groups - (Abstract Only)
Grubisha, L.C., Cotty, P.J. 2011. Evolutionary relationships among Aspergillus flavus vegetative compatibility groups [abstract]. The 26th Fungal Genetics Conference. p. 220.
Sequence of host contact influences the outcome of competition among Aspergillus flavus isolates during host tissue invasion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mehl, H.L., Cotty, P.J. 2011. Sequence of host contact influences the outcome of competition among Aspergillus flavus isolates during host tissue invasion. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77(5):1691-1697.
Conversion of 11-hydroxy-O-methylsterigmatocystin to aflatoxin G1 in Aspergillus parasiticus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zeng, H., Hatabayashi, H., Nakagawa, H., Cai, J., Suzuki, R., Sakuno, E., Tanaka, T., Ito, Y., Ehrlich, K., Nakajima, H., Yabe, K. 2011. Conversion of 11-hydroxy-O-methylsterigmatocystin to aflatoxin G1 in Aspergillus parasiticus. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. (90):635-650.
Identification of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates to reduce aflatoxin contamination of maize in Kenya - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Probst, C., Bandyopadhyay, R., Price, L.E., Cotty, P.J. 2011. Identification of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates to reduce aflatoxin contamination of maize in Kenya. Plant Disease. 95(2):212-218.
A hypothesis to explain how laeA specifically regulates certain secondary metabolite biosynthesis gene clusters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K., Mack, B.M., Cary, J.W., Bhatnagar, D., Kale, S.P. 2011. A hypothesis to explain how laeA specifically regulates certain secondary metabolite biosynthesis gene clusters. World Mycotoxin Journal. 4(1):53-58.
Biocompetitive Control of Aflatoxin in Cotton: Mycotoxin Management in the 21st Century - (Book / Chapter)
Garber, N.P., Wakelyn, P.J., Cotty, P.J. 2010. Biocompetitive control of aflatoxin in cotton: mycotoxin management in the 21st century. In: Wakelyn, P.J., Chaudhry, M.R., editors. Cotton: Technology for the 21st Century. 1st edition. Washington, DC: International Cotton Advisory Committee. p. 181-201.
Crop rotation and soil temperature influence the community structure of Aspergillus flavus in soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaime-Garcia, R., Cotty, P.J. 2010. Crop rotation and soil temperature influence the community structure of Aspergillus flavus in soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 42:1842-1847.
Increased Sensitivity of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus Aflatoxin Biosynthesis Polyketide Synthase Mutants to UVB Light - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K., Wei, Q., Bhatnagar, D. 2010. Increased Sensitivity of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus Aflatoxin Biosynthesis Polyketide Synthase Mutants to UVB Light. World Mycotoxin Journal. 3(3):263-270.
HypC is the anthrone oxidase involved in aflatoxin biosynthesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K., Li, P., Scharfenstein, L.L., Chang, P. 2010. HypC, is the anthrone oxidase involved in aflatoxin biosynthesis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76(10):3374-3377.
Absence of the Aflatoxin Biosynthesis Gene, norA, allows accumulation of deoxyaflatoxin B1 in Aspergillus flavus cultures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K., Chang, P., Scharfenstein, L.L., Cary, J.W., Crawford, J.M., Townsend, C.A. 2010. Absence of the Aflatoxin Biosynthesis Gene, norA, allows accumulation of deoxyaflatoxin B1 in Aspergillus flavus cultures. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 305:65-70.
Molecular Characterization of Atoxigenic Strains for Biological Control of Aflatoxins in Nigeria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Donner, M., Atehnkeng, J., Sikora, R.A., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cotty, P.J. 2010. Molecular Characterization of Atoxigenic Strains for Biological Control of Aflatoxins in Nigeria. Journal of Food Additives & Contaminants. 27(5):576-590.
Genetic Isolation among Sympatric Vegetative Compatibility Groups of the aflatoxin-producing fungus Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grubisha, L.C., Cotty, P.J. 2010. Genetic Isolation among Sympatric Vegetative Compatibility Groups of the aflatoxin-producing fungus Aspergillus flavus. Molecular Ecology. 19:269-280.
Variation in Competitive ability among Isolates of Aspergillus flavus from Different Vegetative Compatibility Groups during Maize Infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mehl, H.L., Cotty, P.J. 2010. Variation in Competitive ability among Isolates of Aspergillus flavus from Different Vegetative Compatibility Groups during Maize Infection. Phytopathology. 100:150-159.
Predicted roles of the uncharacterized clustered genes in aflatoxin biosynthesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K. 2009. Predicted roles of the uncharacterized clustered genes in aflatoxin biosynthesis. Toxins. 1:37-58
Impact of the Aspergillus Section Flavi Community Structure on the Development of Lethal Levels of Aflatoxins in Kenyan Maize (Zea mays) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Probst, C., Schulthess, F., Cotty, P.J. 2010. Impact of the Aspergillus Section Flavi Community Structure on the Development of Lethal Levels of Aflatoxins in Kenyan Maize (Zea mays). Journal of Applied Microbiology. 108:600-610.
Description of a Distinctive Aflatoxin-Producing Strain of Aspergillus nomius that Produces Submerged Sclerotia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Doster, M.A., Cotty, P.J., Michailides, T.J. 2009. Description of a Distinctive Aflatoxin-Producing Strain of Aspergillus nomius that Produces Submerged Sclerotia. Mycopathologia. 168(4):193-201.
Twenty-four microsatellite markers for the aflatoxin-producing fungus Aspergillus flavus - (Review Article)
Grubisha, L.C., Cotty, P.J. 2009. Twenty-four microsatellite markers for the aflatoxin-producing fungus Aspergillus flavus. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9:264-267
Distribution of Aspergillus section flavi in soils of maize fields in three agroecological zones of Nigeria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Donner, M., Atehnkeng, J., Sikora, R.A., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cotty, P.J. 2009. Distribution of Aspergillus section flavi in soils of maize fields in three agroecological zones of Nigeria. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 41:37-44
Are the Genes nadA and norB Involved in Formation of Aflatoxin G1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K., Scharfenstein, L.L., Montalbano, B.G., Chang, P. 2008. Are the Genes nadA and norB Involved in Formation of Aflatoxin G1. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 9:1717-1729.
Evaluation of Atoxigenic Strains of Aspergillus flavus as Potential Biocontrol Agents for Aflatoxin in Maize - (Review Article)
Atehnkeng, J., Ojiambo, P.S., Ikotun, T., Sikora, R.A., Cotty, P.J., Bandyopadhyay, R. 2008. Evaluation of Atoxigenic Isolates of Aspergillus flavus as Potential Biocontrol Agents for Aflatoxin in Maize. Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, 25:10, 1264-1271
Genomic Islands in Pathogenic Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus fumigatus - (Review Article)
Fedorova, N.D., Khaldi, N., Joardar, V., Maiti, R., Amedeo, P., Anderson, M.J., Crabtree, J., Silva, J.C., Badger, J., Albarraq, A., Angiuoli, S., Bussey, H., Bowyer, P., Cotty, P.J., Dyer, P.S., Egan, A., Galens, K., Fraser-Liggett, C.M., Haas, B.J., Inman, J.M., Kent, R., Lemieux, S., Malavazi, I., Orvis, J., Roemer, T., Ronning, C.M., Sundaram, J.P., Sutton, G., Turner, G., Venter, J.C., White, O.R., Whitty, B.R., Youngman, P., Wolfe, K.H., Goldman, G.H., Wortman, J.R., Jiang, B., Denning, D.W., Nierman, W.C. 2008. Genomic Islands in the Pathogenic Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. PLoS Genetics. 4(4):e1000046:1-13
Distribution and Toxigenicity of Aspergillus Species Isolated from Maize Kernels from Three Agro-ecological Zones in Nigeria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Atehnkeng, J., Ojiambo, P.S., Donner, M., Ikotun, T., Sikora, R.A., Cotty, P.J., Bandyopadhyay, R. 2008. Distribution and Toxigenicity of Aspergillus Species Isolated from Maize Kernels from Three Agro-ecological Zones in Nigeria. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 122:74-84.
Pre- and Post-Harvest Management of Aflatoxin in Maize: An African Perspective - (Book / Chapter)
Hell, K., Fandohan, P., Bandyopadhyay, R., Kiewnick, S., Sikora, R., Cotty, P.J. 2008. Pre- and Post-Harvest Management of Aflatoxin in Maize: An African Perspective. In: Leslie, J.F., Bandyopadhyay, R., and Visconti, A., editors. Mycotoxins: Detection Methods, Management, Public Health, and Agricultural Trade. Oxfordshire: CAB International. p. 219-229.
Use of Pyrosequencing to Quantify Incidence of a Specific Aspergillus flavus Strain Within Complex Fungal Communities Associated with Commercial Cotton Crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Das, M.K., Ehrlich, K., Cotty, P.J. 2008. Use of Pyrosequencing to Quantify Incidence of a Specific Aspergillus flavus Strain Within Complex Fungal Communities Associated with Commercial Cotton Crops. Phytopathology. 98:282-288.
Influences of Climate on Aflatoxin Producing Fungi and Aflatoxin Contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cotty, P.J., Jaime-Garcia, R. 2007. Influences of climate on aflatoxin producing fungi and aflatoxin contamination. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 119:109-115.
Etiology and Management of Aflatoxin Contamination - (Book / Chapter)
Cotty, P.J., Probst, C., Jaime-Garcia, R. 2008. Etiology and management of aflatoxin contamination. In: Leslie, J.F., Bandyopadhyay, R., Visconti, A., editors. Mycotoxins: Detection Methods, Managament, Public Health and Agricultural Trade. Oxfordshire: CAB International. p. 287-299.
Aflatoxin-Producing Aspergillus Species from Thailand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K., Kobbeman, K., Montalbano, B.G., Cotty, P.J. 2007. Aflatoxin-Producing Aspergillus Species from Thailand. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 114:153-159.
Biocompetitive Exclusion of Aflatoxin Producing Fungi - (Book / Chapter)
Cotty, P.J., Mellon, J.E. 2006. Biocompetitive Exclusion of Aflatoxin Producing Fungi. In: Barug, D., Bhatnagar, D., van der Kamp, J. W., van Osenbruggen, W. A., Visonti, A., editors. The Mycotoxin Factbook. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. p. 179-192.
Ecology of Aflatoxin Producing Fungi and Biocontrol of Aflatoxin Contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cotty, P.J., Mellon, J.E. 2006. Ecology of aflatoxin producing fungi and biocontrol of aflatoxin contamination. Mycotoxin Research. 22(2):110-117.
Methods to Sample Air Borne Propagules of Aspergillus Flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bock, C.H., Cotty, P.J. 2006. Methods to sample air borne propagules of Aspergillus flavus. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 114:357-362.
Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Three Genes Shows Evidence for Genetic Isolation of Certain Aspergillus flavus Vegetative Compatibility Groups - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehrlich, K., Montalbano, B.G., Cotty, P.J. 2007. Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Three Genes Shows Evidence for Genetic Isolation of Certain Aspergillus flavus Vegetative Compatibility Groups. Federation of European Microbiological Societies Microbiology Letters. 268(2):231-236.
Crop Rotation Influences Aflatoxin Producing Potential of Aspergillus Communities in South Texas - (Proceedings)
Jaime-Garcia, J., Cotty, P.J. 2006. Crop rotation influences aflatoxin producing potential of Aspergillus communities in South Texas. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. San Antonio, TX. p. 60-63.
Timing of Herbicide Applications May Influence Efficacy of Aflatoxin Biocontrol - (Proceedings)
Garber, N.P., Cotty, P.J. 2006. Timing of herbicide applications may influence efficacy of aflatoxin biocontrol. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. San Antonio, TX. p. 1-6.
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