Submitted to: Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2003
Publication Date: January 15, 2004
Citation: Chenault, K.D., Holbrook, Jr., C.C. 2004. Aflatoxin accumulation on transgenic peanut lines containing anti-fungal genes [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Fungal Genomics, 4th Fumonisin, and 16th Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop. p. 112. Technical Abstract: Seven peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) lines containing anti-fungal transgenes and three runner cultivars (Okrun, Georgia Green, and Tifton 8) were evaluated in field plots in Tifton, Georgia, for their levels of post-harvest aflatoxin contamination (PAC) upon colonization by the fungus Aspergillus flavus. Georgia Green demonstrated the highest level of resistance to PAC followed closely by genotypes K24, K34, and Tifton 8. Moreover, genotypes K24 and K34 accumulated significantly less toxin than their parent genotype Okrun. These data confirm that at least two of the transgenic genotypes tested may have useful resistance to A. flavus.