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Title: Environmental and Developmental Factors Influencing Aflatoxin Production by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus

item Klich, Maren

Submitted to: Mycoscience
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2006
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Citation: Klich, M.A. 2007. Environmental and developmental factors influencing aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Mycoscience. 48:71-80.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Aflatoxins are carcinogenic mycotoxins formed by a number of fungi in the genus Aspergillus. The major fungi responsible for aflatoxin formation in crop seeds in the field and in storage are Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. This review emphasizes developmental, environmental, biological and chemical factors that influence aflatoxin formation by A. flavus and A. parasiticus.