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Research Project: Improved Environmental and Crop Safety by Modification of the Aspergillus flavus Population Structure

Location: Pest Management and Biocontrol Research

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

Prevalence and mitigation of aflatoxins in Kenya (1960-to-date) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Fungal communities associated with almond throughout crop development: implications for aflatoxin biocontrol management in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ortega-Beltran, A., Moral, J., Puckett, R.D., Morgan, D.P., Cotty, P.J., Michailides, T.J. 2018. Fungal communities associated with almond throughout crop development: implications for aflatoxin biocontrol management in California. PLoS One. 13(6):e0199127. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199127.

Identifying and managing plant health risks for key African crops: maize - (Book / Chapter)

Aspergillus flavus resident in Kenya: High genetic diversity in an ancient population primarily shaped by clonal reproduction and mutation-driven evolution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Islam, M.S., Callicott, K.A., Mutegi, C., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cotty, P.J. 2018. Aspergillus flavus resident in Kenya: High genetic diversity in an ancient population primarily shaped by clonal reproduction and mutation-driven evolution. Fungal Ecology. 35:20-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2018.05.012.

Aflatoxin in dried insects and fish in Zambia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kachapulula, P.W., Akello, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cotty, P.J. 2018. Aflatoxin in dried insects and fish in Zambia. Journal of Food Protection. 81(9):1508-1518.

Biological control products for aflatoxin prevention in Italy: Commercial field evaluation of atoxigenic A.flavus active ingredients - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mauro, A., Garcia Cela, E., Cotty, P.J., Battilani, P. 2018. Biological control products for aflatoxin prevention in Italy: Commercial field evaluation of atoxigenic A.flavus active ingredients. Toxins. 10:1-14.

Distribution and incidence of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus VCG in tree crop orchards in California: A strategy for identifying potential antagonists, the example of almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Picot, A., Doster, M., Islam, M.S., Callicott, K.A., Cotty, P.J., Michalides, T., Ortega-Beltran, A. 2017. Distribution and incidence of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus VCG in tree crop orchards in California: A strategy for identifying potential antagonists, the example of almonds. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 265:55-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.10.023.

Prevalence of aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnut in Ghana: Population structure, distribution, and toxigenicity of the causal agents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Agbetiameh, D., Ortega-Beltran, A., Awuah, R.T., Atehnkeng, J., Cotty, P.J., Bandyopadhyay, R. 2018. Prevalance of aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnut in Ghana: Population structure, distribution, and toxigenicity of the causal agents. Plant Disease. 102(4):764-772.

Aspergillus section Flavi community structure in Zambia influences aflatoxin contamination of maize and groundnut - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kachapulula, P.W., Akello, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cotty, P.J. 2017. Aspergillus section Flavi community structure in Zambia influences aflatoxin contamination of maize and groundnut. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 261:49-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.08.014.

Controlling aflatoxins in maize in Africa: strategies, challenges and opportunities for improvement - (Book / Chapter)
Ayalew, A., Kimanya, M., Matumba, L., Bandyopadhayay, R., Menkir, A., Cotty, P.J. 2017. Controlling aflatoxins in maize in Africa: strategies, challenges and opportunities for improvement. In: Watson, D., editor. Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Maize Cultivation Techniques, Pest, and Disease Control. Volume 2. Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science. p. 1-24.

Aflatoxin contamination of dried red chilies: Contrasts between the United States and Nigeria, two markets differing in regulation enforcement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, P., Cotty, P.J. 2017. Aflatoxin contamination of dried red chilies: Contrasts between the United States and Nigeria, two markets differing in regulation enforcement. Food Control. 80:374-379.

Aflatoxin contamination of groundnut and maize in Zambia: observed and potential concentrations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kachapulula, P.W., Akello, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cotty, P.J. 2017. Aflatoxin contamination of groundnut and maize in Zambia: observed and potential concentrations. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 122:1471-1482.

Area-wide programs for aflatoxin mitigation: treatment to cotton can be cost effective - (Proceedings)
Jamie, R., Liesner, L., Antilla, L., Mehl, H.L., Cotty, P.J. 2017. Area-wide programs for aflatoxin mitigation: treatment to cotton can be cost effective. In: Proceedings of National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-6, 2017, Dallas, TX. p. 243-247.

Aflatoxin-free transgenic maize using host-induced gene silencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thakare, D., Zhang, J., Wing, R.A., Cotty, P.J., Schmidt, M.A. 2017. Aflatoxin-free transgenic maize using host-induced gene silencing. Science Advances. 3(3):e1602382.

Biological control of aflatoxins in Africa: current status and potential challenges in the face of climate change - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bandyopadhyay, R., Ortega-Beltran, A., Akande, A., Mutegi, C., Atechnkeng, J., Kaptoge, L., Senghor, A.L., Adhikari, B.N., Cotty, P.J. 2016. Biological control of aflatoxins in Africa: current status and potential challenges in the face of climate change. World Mycotoxin Journal. 9(5):771-789.

Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus endemic to Italy for biocontrol of aflatoxins in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mauro, A., Battilani, P., Cotty, P.J. 2015. Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus endemic to Italy for biocontrol of aflatoxins in maize. Biocontrol. 60:125-134.