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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONTROL OF FUSARIUM VERTICILLIOIDES, FUMONISINS AND FUSARIUM DISEASES OF MAIZE

Location: Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit

Title: Fumonsins in Materials Related to Ethanol Production from Corn: LC-MS Analysis of Fumonsins in Ethanol Manufacture By-Products

Authors
item Busman, Mark
item Kendra, David

Submitted to: American Chemical Society Symposium Series
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 9, 2009
Publication Date: December 20, 2009
Citation: Busman, M., Kendra, D.F. 2009. Fumonsins in Materials Related to Ethanol Production from Corn: LC-MS Analysis of Fumonsins in Ethanol Manufacture By-Products. In: Appell, M., Kendra, D.F., Trucksess, M.W., editors. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 1031. Mycotoxin Prevention and Control in Agriculture. Washington D.C.: American Chemical Society. p. 237-246.

Interpretive Summary: A technique was developed to determine levels of the fumonisin mycotoxins in by-products from ethanol production from corn. The method is based on the coupling of liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry. The procedure allows the sensitive detection of fumonisins from by-products commonly used as ingredients in livestock feeds. The described method is shown to be effective for analysis of toxin levels in various formulations of distillers dried grains. Distillers dried grains are the common by-product commodity marketed by producers of fuel ethanol from corn. This work addresses growing concerns among ethanol producers and livestock producers interested in assuring the safety of the consumption of the ethanol by-products utilized in livestock feeds.

Technical Abstract: Mycotoxins are important contaminants in byproducts from production of ethanol from corn. In the northern part of the United States fumonisins are major mycotoxins in corn. Here we present results of development of mass spectrometric methods for the determination of fumonisins in matrices associated with ethanol production from corn.

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