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Research Project: Biocontrol of Aflatoxin and Other Mycotoxins in Maize Using Non-toxigenic Strains of Aspergillus flavus

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research

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

Phytotoxic responses of soybean (Glycine max L.) to Botryodiplodin, a toxin produced by the charcoal rot disease fungus, Macrophomina phaseolina Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Bellaloui, N., Butler, A.M., Nelson, J.L., Abou-Karam, M., Shier, T.W. 2020. Phytotoxic responses of soybean (Glycine max L.) to Botryodiplodin, a toxin produced by the charcoal rot disease fungus, Macrophomina phaseolina. Toxins. 12(1):25. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins12010025.

Optimization of Myrothecium roridum tode: Fries phytotoxin production and bioactivity on water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Okunowo, W.O., Osuntoki, A.A., Adekunle, A.A., Gbenle, G.O., Abbas, H.K., Shier, T.W. 2019. Optimization of Myrothecium roridum tode: Fries phytotoxin production and bioactivity on water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). Toxin Reviews. pp.1-15.

Biological control of aflatoxin contamination in U.S. crops and the use of bioplastic formulations of Aspergillus flavus biocontrol strains to optimize application strategies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Accinelli, C., Shier, W. 2017. Biological control of aflatoxin contamination in U.S. crops and the use of bioplastic formulations of Aspergillus flavus biocontrol strains to optimize application strategies. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65(33):7081-7087. https://doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.7b01452.

Integration of biological control and transgenic insect protection for mitigation of mycotoxins in corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weaver, M.A., Abbas, H.K., Brewer, M.J., Prueter, L.S., Little, N. 2017. Integration of biological control and transgenic insect protection for mitigation of mycotoxins in corn. Crop Protection Journal. 98:108-115.

A liquid bioplastic formulation for film coating of agronomic seeds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Accinelli, C., Abbas, H.K., Little, N., Kotowicz, J.K., Mencarelli, M., Shier, T.W. 2016. A liquid bioplastic formulation for film coating of agronomic seeds. Crop Protection. 89:123-128.

Mycotoxin contamination in corn smut (Ustilago maydis) galls in the field and in the commercial food products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Shier, W.T., Plasencia, J., Weaver, M.A., Bellaloui, N., Kotowicz, J.K., Accinelli, C., Torre-Hernandez, M., Zablotowicz, R.M. 2016. Mycotoxin contamination in corn smut (Ustilago maydis) galls in the field and in the commercial food products. Food Research International. 71:57-63.

Investigating Transgenic Corn Hybrids as a Method for Mycotoxin Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Bellaloui, N., Bruns, H.A. 2016. Investigating Transgenic Corn Hybrids as a Method for Mycotoxin Control. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 7:44-54. doi: 10.4236/fns.2016.71006.

Rapid kudzu eradication and switchgrass establishment though herbicide, bioherbicide and integrated programs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weaver, M.A., Boyette, C.D., Hoagland, R.E. 2016. Rapid kudzu eradication and switchgrass establishment though herbicide, bioherbicide and integrated programs. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26:640-650.

Efficacy of water dispersible formulations of biocontrol strains of Aspergillus flavus for aflatoxin management in corn Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weaver, M.A., Abbas, H.K., Jin, X., Elliott, R.B. 2016. Efficacy of water dispersible formulations of biocontrol strains of Aspergillus flavus for aflatoxin management in corn. Food Additives & Contaminants. 33:346-351.

Leaf application of a sprayable bioplastic-based formulation of biocontrol Aspergillus flavus strains for reduction of aflatoxins in corn Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Accinelli, C., Abbas, H.K., Vicari, A., Shier, W.T. 2016. Leaf application of a sprayable bioplastic-based formulation of biocontrol Aspergillus flavus strains for reduction of aflatoxins in corn. Pest Management Science. 72(8):1521–1528. doi:10.1002/ps.4180.

Management of kudzu by the bioherbicide, Myrothecium verrucaria, herbicides and integrated control programs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weaver, M.A., Boyette, C.D., Hoagland, R.E. 2016. Management of kudzu by the bioherbicide, Myrothecium verrucaria, herbicides and integrated control programs. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(1):136-140.

Presence of adhesive vesicles in the mycoherbicide Alternaria helianthi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Rex, P. 2015. Presence of adhesive vesicles in the mycoherbicide Alternaria helianthi. Journal of Plant Studies. 4(2): 21-29.

Evaluation of recycled bioplastic pellets and a sprayable formulation for application of an Aspergillus flavus biocontrol strain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Accinelli, C., Abbas, H.K., Vicari, A., Shier, W.T. 2015. Evaluation of recycled bioplastic pellets and a sprayable formulation for application of an Aspergillus flavus biocontrol strain. Crop Protection. 72: 9-15.

Aflatoxin and Fumonisin in corn (Zea mays) infected by common smut Ustilago maydis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Zablotowicz, R.M., Shier, W.T., Johnson, B.J., Phillips, N., Weaver, M.A., Abel, C.A., Bruns, H.A. 2015. Aflatoxin and Fumonisin in corn (Zea mays) infected by common smut Ustilago maydis. Plant Disease. 99(9):1236-1240.

DON occurrence in cereal grains: A North American perspective - (Review Article)
Bianchini, A., Horsley, R., Jack, M., Kobielush, B., Rue, D., Tittlemier, S., Wilson, W.W., Abbas, H.K., Abel, S., Harrison, G., Miller, J.D., Shier, W.T., Weaver, G. 2015. DON occurrence in cereal grains: A North American perspective. Cereal Foods World. 60: 32-56.

Biological control of aflatoxin is effective and economical in Mississippi field trials Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weaver, M.A., Abbas, H.K., Falconer, L.L., Allen, T.W., Pringle III, H.C., Sciumbato, G.L. 2014. Biological control of aflatoxin is effective and economical in Mississippi field trials. Crop Protection Journal. 69:52-55. doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2014.12.009.

Ustilaginoidea virens infection of rice in Arkansas: Toxicity of false smut galls, their extracts and the Ustiloxin fraction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Shier, T.W., Cartwright, R.D., Sciumbato, G.L. 2014. Ustilaginoidea virens infection of rice in Arkansas: Toxicity of false smut galls, their extracts and the Ustiloxin fraction. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 5: 3166-3176.

Phytotoxicity of the mycotoxin (±)-botryodiplodin produced by Macrophomina phaseolina to soybean and duckweed in vitro - (Abstract Only)

Aflatoxin contamination of corn under different agro-environmental conditions and biocontrol applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Accinelli, C., Abbas, H.K., Vicari, A., Shier, W. 2014. Aflatoxin contamination of corn under different agro-environmental conditions and biocontrol applications. Crop Protection Journal. 63:9-14.

Bioplastic made from corn starch as an effective biological delivery vehicle for control of agricultural pests - (Abstract Only)

Blocking aflatoxins in corn by using non-toxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus - (Abstract Only)

Cytotoxicity and Phytotoxicity of Trichothecene Mycotoxins Produced by Fusarium spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Shier, T.W., Yoshizawa, T. 2013. Cytotoxicity and Phytotoxicity of Trichothecene Mycotoxins Produced by Fusarium spp. Toxicon. 74(2013):68-75.

Implications of Bt Traits on Mycotoxin Contamination in Maize: Overview and Recent Experimental Results - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H. K., Zablotowiczb, R .M., Weaver, M .A., Shier, T. W., Bruns, H. A., Bellaloui, N., Accinelli, C., and Abel, C. A. 2013. Implications of Bt Traits on Mycotoxin Contamination in Maize: Overview and Recent Experimental Results. J. Agri. Food Chem. 61: 11759-11770. doi: 10.1021/jf400754g.

New secondary metabolites from bioactive extracts of the fungus Armillaria tabescens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herath, B., Jacob, M., Wilson, A., Abbas, H.K., Nanayakkara, D. 2012. New secondary metabolites from bioactive extracts of the fungus Armillaria tabescens. Natural Product Research. 27(17):1562-1568.

The effect of feeding diets containing deoxynivalenol contaminated corn on channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) challenged with Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manning, B.B., Abbas, H.K., Wise, D.J., Greenway, T. 2013. The effect of feeding diets containing deoxynivalenol contaminated corn on channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) challenged with Edwardsiella ictaluri. Aquaculture Research, 1-5; doi:10.1111/are.12123.