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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Control of Aflatoxin Production by Targeting Aflatoxin Biosynthesis

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Aspergillus flavus Blast2GO gene ontology database: elevated growth temperature alters amino acid metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(09-Oct-14)
Heritability study of eGFP-transformed Aspergillus flavus strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(30-Jul-14)
Transcriptomic profiles of Aspergillus flavus CA42, a strain that produces small sclerotia, by decanal treatment and after recovery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, P.-K., Scharfenstein, L.L., Mack, B.M., Yu, J., Ehrlich, K. 2014. Transcriptomic profiles of Aspergillus flavus CA42, a strain that produces small sclerotia, by decanal treatment and after recovery. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 68:39-47.
Aspergillus: introduction - (Book / Chapter)
Chang, P-K., Horn, B.W., Abe, K., Gomi, K. 2014. Aspergillus: introduction. In: Batt, C.A., Tortorello, M.L. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology. Volume 1. Elsevier Ltd, Academic Press. p. 77-82.
Sex and recombination in aflatoxigenic Aspergilli: global implications - (Review Article)
Moore, G.G. 2014. Sex and recombination in aflatoxigenic Aspergilli: global implications. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5(32):1-5. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014-00032.
Mycotoxins that affect the North American agri-food sector: state of the art and directions for the future - (Review Article)
Miller, D.J., Schaafsma, A.W., Bhatnagar, D., Bondy, G., Carbone, I., Harris, L.J., Harrison, G., Munkvold, G.P., Oswald, I.P., Pestka, J.J., Sharpe, L., Sumarah, M.W., Tittlemier, S.A., Zhou, T. 2014. Mycotoxins that affect the North American agri-food sector: state of the art and directions for the future. World Mycotoxin Journal. 7(1):63-82.
Aspergillus flavus VelB acts distinctly from VeA in conidiation and may coordinate with FluG to modulate sclerotial production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, P-K., Scharfenstein, L.L., Li, P., Ehrlich, K. 2013. Aspergillus flavus VelB acts distinctly from VeA in conidiation and may coordinate with FluG to modulate sclerotial production. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 58-59:71-79.
Sexuality generates diversity in the aflatoxin gene cluster: evidence on a global scale     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Elliott, J.L., Singh, R., Horn, B.W., Dorner, J.W., Stone, E.A., Chulze, S.N., Barros, G.G., Naik, M.K., Wright, G.C., Hell, K., Carbone, I. 2013. Sexuality generates diversity in the aflatoxin gene cluster: evidence on a global scale. PLoS Pathogens. 9(8):e1003574. Available:http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1003574.
Evolutionary mechanisms involved in development of fungal secondary metabolite gene clusters - (Book / Chapter)
Moore, G.G., Collemare, J., Lebrun, M-H., Bradshaw, R.E. 2014. Evolutionary mechanisms involved in development of fungal secondary metabolite gene clusters. In: Osbourne, A., Goss, R.J., Carter, G.T., editors. Natural Products: Discourse, Diversity, and Design. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, United Kingdom. p. 343-356.
Identification of resistance genes to Aspergillus flavus infection in peanut through genetic and genomic strategies - (Abstract Only)
Yu, J., Nierman, W.C., Guo, B. 2013. Identification of resistance genes to Aspergillus flavus infection in peanut through genetic and genomic strategies [abstract]. 6th Advances in Arachis through Genomics and Biotechnology Conference. p. 26.
Testing the efficacy of eGFP-transformed Aspergillus flavus as biocontrol strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Mack, B.M., Beltz, S.B. 2013. Testing the efficacy of eGFP-transformed Aspergillus flavus as biocontrol strains. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 4:469-479.
Genome-wide analysis of the Zn(II)2Cys6 zinc cluster-encoding gene family in Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, P., Ehrlich, K. 2013. Genome-wide analysis of the Zn(II)2Cys6 zinc cluster-encoding gene family in Aspergillus flavus. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 97(10):4289-4300.
The two genome sequence release and blast server construction for aflatoxin-producing L and S strains Aspergillus parasiticus and A. flavus - (Other)
Yu, J., Moore Flanagan, M.E., Ehrlich, K., Bhatnagar, D., Nierman, W.C. 2012. The two genome sequence release and blast server construction for aflatoxin-producing L and S strains Aspergillus parasiticus and A. flavus. Germplasm Release. Genome sequence releases at USDA/ARS/MSA, Stoneville, MS, and web blast server for search of gene of interest. http://10.100.124.124.4443.blast/unique.html.
Mathematic modeling for optimum conditions on aflatoxin B1 degradation by the aerobic bacterium Rhodococcus erythropolis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kong, Q., Zhai, C., Guan, B., Li, C., Shan, S., Yu, J. 2012. Mathematic modeling for optimum conditions on aflatoxin B1 degradation by the aerobic bacterium Rhodococcus erythropolis. Toxins. 4:1181-1195.
Current understanding on aflatoxin biosynthesis and future perspective in reducing aflatoxin contamination - (Review Article)
Yu, J. 2012. Current understanding on aflatoxin biosynthesis and future perspective in reducing aflatoxin contamination. Toxins. 4(11):1024-1057.
Toxigenic Aspergillus flavus and other fungi of public health concern in food and organic matter in southwest Nigeria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fapohunda, S.O., Moore, G.G., Ganiyu, T., Beltz, S.B. 2012. Toxigenic Aspergillus flavus and other fungi of public health concern in food and organic matter in southwest Nigeria. Mycology. 3(3):210-219.
Deletion of the Aspergillus flavus orthologue of A. nidulans fluG reduces conidiation and promotes production of sclerotia but does not abolish aflatoxin biosynthesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, P-K., Scharfenstein, L.L., Mack, B.M., Ehrlich, K. 2012. Deletion of the Aspergillus flavus orthologue of A. nidulans fluG reduces conidiation and promotes production of sclerotia but does not abolish aflatoxin biosynthesis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78(21):7557-7563.
The “omics” approach for solving the pre-harvest aflatoxin contamination problem: understanding the genomics and metabolomics of the fungus and proteomics of the affected corn crop - (Abstract Only)
Bhatnagar, D. 2012. The “omics” approach for solving the pre-harvest aflatoxin contamination problem: understanding the genomics and metabolomics of the fungus and proteomics of the affected corn crop. In: Fernandez-Luqueno, F., Lopez-Valdez, F., Lozano-Muniz, S., editors. Biotechnology Summit 2012 Conference, March 18-21, 2012, Yucatan, Mexico. pp. 189-193.
Identification of genetic defects in the atoxigenic biocontrol strain Aspergillus flavus K49 reveals the presence of a competitive recombinant group in field populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, P., Abbas, H.K., Weaver, M.A., Ehrlich, K., Scharfenstein, L.L., Cotty, P.J. 2012. Identification of genetic defects in the atoxigenic biocontrol strain Aspergillus flavus K49 reveals the presence of a competitive recombinant group in field populations. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 154:192-196.
What can Aspergillus flavus genome offer for mycotoxin research? - (Review Article)
Yu, J., Nierman, W.C., Fedorova, N.D., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E., Bennett, J.W. 2011. What can Aspergillus flavus genome offer for mycotoxin research? Mycological Society of China. 2(3):218-236.
Tight control of mycotoxin biosynthesis gene expression in Aspergillus flavus by temperature as revealed by RNA-seq - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, J., Fedorova, N.D., Montalbano, B.G., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E., Bennett, J.W., Nierman, W.C. 2011. Tight control of mycotoxin biosynthesis gene expression in Aspergillus flavus by temperature as revealed by RNA-seq. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 322:145-149.
The population dynamics of aflatoxigenic aspergilli - (Book / Chapter)
Moore, G.G., Beltz, S.B., Carbone, I., Ehrlich, K., Horn, B.W. 2011. The population dynamics of aflatoxigenic aspergilli. In: Guevara-Gonzalez, R.G., editor. Aflatoxins - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Open Access publishers. pp 347-366.
Aflatoxin biosynthetic pathway and pathway genes - (Book / Chapter)
Yu, J., Ehrlich, K. 2011. Aflatoxin biosynthetic pathway and pathway genes. In: Guevara-Gonzalez, R.G., editor. Aflatoxins - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Open Access publishers. pp 41-66.
Aspergillus flavus genetics and genomics in solving mycotoxin contamination of food and feed - (Book / Chapter)
Yu, J., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E., Payne, G., Nierman, W.C., Bennett, J.W. 2012. Aspergillus flavus genetics and genomics in solving mycotoxin contamination of food and feed. In: Benkeblia, N. (ed). Omics Technologies: Tools for Food Science. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. p. 367-402.
Extracts of Agave americana inhibit aflatoxin production in Aspergillus parasiticus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosas-Taraco, A., Sanchez, E., Garcia, S., Heredia, N., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Extracts of Agave americana inhibit aflatoxin production in Aspergillus parasiticus. World Mycotoxin Journal. 4(1):37-42.
Ecology, development and gene regulation in Aspergillus flavus - (Book / Chapter)
Payne, G.A., Yu, J. 2010. Ecology, development and gene regulation in Aspergillus flavus. In: Machida, M. and Gomi, K. (eds) Aspergillus: Molecular Biology and Genomics. Caister Academic Press, Norfolk, UK. p. 157-171.
Last Modified: 10/21/2014
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