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2018-12-17, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 543: Occurrence and Levels of Aflatoxins in Fish Feeds and Their Potential Effects on Fish in Nyeri, Kenya

Abstract Aflatoxins are fungal metabolites that contaminate foods and feeds, causing adverse health effects in humans and animals. This study determined the occurrence of aflatoxins in fish feeds and their potential effects on fish. Eighty-one fish feeds were sampled from 70 farms and 8 feed....

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2018-12-15, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 541: Deoxynivalenol Impairs Porcine Intestinal Host Defense Peptide Expression in Weaned Piglets and IPEC-J2 Cells

Abstract Host defense peptides (HDPs) are efficient defense components of the innate immune system, playing critical roles in intestinal homeostasis and protection against pathogens. This study aims to investigate the interference effects of DON on the intestinal porcine HDPs expression in piglets....

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2018-12-14, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 538: Complexes of the Mycotoxins Citrinin and Ochratoxin A with Aluminum Ions and their Spectroscopic Properties

Abstract The sensitive detection of the mycotoxin citrinin (CIT) utilizing its fluorescence requires approaches to enhance the emission. In this respect, we studied the complexation of CIT and ochratoxin A (OTA) with Al 3+ in methanol using absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy.

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2018-12-13, cyprus-mail

Food inspections stepped up for Christmas, offending producers on notice

Authorities on Thursday said they seized over four tonnes of peanuts ridden with high levels of aflatoxins and around 300 kilogrammes of dried apricots found to contain large quantities of preservatives in just a few days after launching rigorous checks in foodstuff storage facilities and shops ahead of the festive season.

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2018-12-13, thepigsite

Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction

One Health. Although ‘One Health’ is a new concept in terms of animal disease prevention, there are already some university lecturers sharing their knowledge about it, highlighting its importance. Although the terminology is new, there is nothing new about the interaction of the three main areas....

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2018-12-13, thecattlesite

Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction

One Health. Although ‘One Health’ is a new concept in terms of animal disease prevention, there are already some university lecturers sharing their knowledge about it, highlighting its importance. Although the terminology is new, there is nothing new about the interaction of the three main areas....

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2018-12-13, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 533: Post-Harvest Contamination with Mycotoxins in the Context of the Geographic and Agroclimatic Conditions in Romania

Abstract This study aimed to assess post-harvest contamination with mycotoxins in the context of the geographic and agroclimatic conditions in Romania in 20122015, a period that was characterized by extreme meteorological events and the effects of climate change.

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2018-12-11, mdpi

Molecules, Vol. 23, Pages 3288: Fusaproliferin, a Fungal Mycotoxin, Shows Cytotoxicity against Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines

Abstract As a part of our ongoing research on endophytic fungi, we have isolated a sesterterpene mycotoxin, fusaproliferin (FUS), from a Fusarium solani strain, which is associated with the plant Aglaonema hookerianum Schott. FUS showed rapid and sub-micromolar IC 50 against pancreatic cancer cell lines.

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2018-12-11, mdpi

Molecules, Vol. 23, Pages 3276: Effect of Aspergillus flavus Fungal Elicitor on the Production of Terpenoid Indole Alkaloids in Catharanthus roseus Cambial Meristematic Cells

Abstract This study reported the inducing effect of Aspergillus flavus fungal elicitor on biosynthesis of terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIAs) in Catharanthus roseus cambial meristematic cells (CMCs) and its inducing mechanism. According to the results determined by HPLC and HPLC-MS/MS, the optimal condition of the A.

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2018-12-11, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 530: Chestnut Drying Is Critical in Determining Aspergillus flavus Growth and Aflatoxin Contamination

Abstract Chestnut drying is used to prevent postharvest losses and microorganism contamination during storage. Several studies reported the contamination by aflatoxins (AFs) produced by Aspergillus spp. in chestnuts. The effect of drying temperatures (from 30 to 50 C) was evaluated on the growth of A.

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2018-12-10, reliefWeb

Ethiopia: Senior Project Manager, Ethiopia Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (E-PLAN)

POSITION: Senior Project Manager, Ethiopia Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (E-PLAN) LOCATION: Ethiopia. SALARY: Competitive. **STARTING DATE: January 2019. GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

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2018-12-10, alphagalileo

Plants prove to be efficient antifungal factories

Researchers of the Institute of Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP), a mixed centre of the Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with the Centre of Agrigenomic Research (CRAG) of the CSIC, the government of Catalunya, the....

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2018-12-10, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 528: Aspergillus flavus NRRL 3251 Growth, Oxidative Status, and Aflatoxins Production Ability In Vitro under Different Illumination Regimes

Abstract Aspergillus flavus is the most important mycotoxin-producing fungus involved in the global episodes of aflatoxin B 1 contamination of crops at both the pre-harvest and post-harvest stages. However, in order to effectively control aflatoxin contamination in crops using antiaflatoxigenic....

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2018-12-10, guardian-ng

Researchers identify reasons for poor adoption of agric techs, better varieties 36 mins ago BusinessAgro

Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA, writes on the apathy of farmers and entrepreneurs towards improved crop varieties, agricultural technologies and innovations being developed by universities, research institutes and agricultural colleges as well as how to speed up the adoption rate to ensure productivity and food sufficiency.

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2018-12-08, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 526: Combined Cytotoxicity of the Phycotoxin Okadaic Acid and Mycotoxins on Intestinal and Neuroblastoma Human Cell Models

Abstract Mycotoxins are emerging toxins in the marine environment, which can co-occur with algal toxins to exert synergistic or antagonistic effects for human seafood consumption. The current study assesses the cytotoxicity of the algal toxin okadaic acid, shellfish, and dust storm-associated....

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2018-12-07, thepigsite

Nutriad Great Britain and Ireland 2018 mycotoxin survey in wheat

The presence of mycotoxins in feed and foodstuffs is an important concern for human and animal health. Aspergillus, Fusarium and Claviceps species of fungi are ubiquitous in nature and under ideal conditions, often infect crops and forages in the field, during storage, shipment and processing.

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2018-12-07, thepigsite

Nutriad 2018 mycotoxin survey in France: High levels of deoxynivalenol identified

In the last 30 years it has become clearer that commonly occurring fungi growing in foods and feeds may produce toxins, known as mycotoxins. These toxins have been responsible for major epidemics in man and animals in the past. Author: Radka Borutova; Business development manager at NutriAd International, Belgium.

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2018-12-07, thepigsite

NutriAd Poland 2018: Survey of mycotoxins in wheat

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals. Author: Radka Borutova; Business development manager at NutriAd International. Because of their pharmacological activity, some mycotoxins or mycotoxin derivatives....

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2018-12-07, thecattlesite

Nutriad Great Britain and Ireland 2018 mycotoxin survey in wheat

The presence of mycotoxins in feed and foodstuffs is an important concern for human and animal health. Aspergillus, Fusarium and Claviceps species of fungi are ubiquitous in nature and under ideal conditions, often infect crops and forages in the field, during storage, shipment and processing.

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2018-12-07, thecattlesite

NutriAd Poland 2018: Survey of mycotoxins in wheat

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals. Author: Radka Borutova; Business development manager at NutriAd International. Because of their pharmacological activity, some mycotoxins or mycotoxin derivatives....

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2018-12-07, thecattlesite

Nutriad 2018 mycotoxin survey in France: High levels of deoxynivalenol identified

In the last 30 years it has become clearer that commonly occurring fungi growing in foods and feeds may produce toxins, known as mycotoxins. These toxins have been responsible for major epidemics in man and animals in the past. Author: Radka Borutova; Business development manager at NutriAd International, Belgium.

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2018-12-07, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 525: Occurrence and Identification of Aspergillus Section Flavi in the Context of the Emergence of Aflatoxins in French Maize

Abstract Aflatoxins (AFs) are secondary metabolites produced by Aspergillus section Flavi during their development, particularly in maize. It is widely accepted that AFB1 is a major contaminant in regions where hot climate conditions favor the development of aflatoxigenic species.

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2018-12-07, mdpi

Horticulturae, Vol. 4, Pages 54: Mechanism of the Alternaria alternata Pathogenicity in ‘Fortune’ Mandarin

Abstract Alternaria brown spot, caused by Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissl, is an important disease in tangerines and their hybrids, affecting leaves, twigs, and immature fruit. Differences in susceptibility to this pathogenic fungus have been described for different Citrus species.

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2018-12-05, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 521: Alternative Splicing of the Aflatoxin-Associated Baeyer–Villiger Monooxygenase from Aspergillus flavus: Characterisation of MoxY Isoforms

Abstract Aflatoxins are carcinogenic mycotoxins that are produced by the filamentous fungus Aspergillus flavus , a contaminant of numerous food crops. Aflatoxins are synthesised via the aflatoxin biosynthesis pathway, with the enzymes involved encoded by the aflatoxin biosynthesis gene cluster.

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2018-12-04, scientificamerican

Heavy Rains and Hurricanes Clear a Path for Supercharged Mold

Anyone east of the Rockies will tell you this has been a wet year. It wasn’t just that Hurricanes Florence and Michael soaked parts of the South. It wasn’t just that this year’s drenching storms were numerous and tracked unusually far north (one, Alberto, made a historic appearance all the way up in Michigan).

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2018-12-03, europarl

Answer to a written question - Exploitation of durum wheat with low levels of deoxynivalenol (DON) - P-005699/2018(ASW)

EN P-005699/2018 Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis on behalf of the European Commission (3.12.2018) 1. and 2. Discussion with Member States experts on possible risk management measures at EU level as regards the presence in feed and food of deoxynivalenol and its acetylated and modified forms has been....

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2018-12-03, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 513: Aspergillus texensis: A Novel Aflatoxin Producer with S Morphology from the United States

Abstract Aflatoxins are carcinogenic metabolites produced primarily by fungi within Aspergillus section Flavi . These fungi infect a wide range of crops in warm regions. Molecular phylogenetic analyses of fungi with S morphology (average sclerotium size < 400 µm) within section Flavi collected from....

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2018-12-03, mdpi

Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 510: An In Vitro Evaluation of the Capacity of Local Tanzanian Crude Clay and Ash-Based Materials in Binding Aflatoxins in Solution

Abstract Aflatoxins in feeds cause great health hazards to animals, and thus eventually to humans as well. The potential of clays from Arusha (AC), Kilimanjaro (KC), the Coast (CC), and Morogoro (MC), as well as volcanic ash (VA) and rice husk ash (RA), were evaluated for their capacity to adsorb....

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2018-11-28, CBC

Corn farmers to get mould aid package from government

There's help on the way for Ontario grain farmers. The provincial government announced a special assistance support plan today for farmers with financial hardship due to the high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON) in this year's corn crops. Essex County farmer Ray Simard is grateful the Ontario government is "doing something.

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2018-11-28, aawsat

Lebanese Man Arrested in Italy for Planning Chemical Attack

A Lebanese man was arrested in Sardinia Wednesday on suspicion of trying to plan a biological or chemical attack in the town of Macomer, said the police. Police said 38-year-old Amin Alhaj Ahmad researched online the aflatoxin B1 carcinogen and the metomil pesticide. Information about the poisons and the ISIS group was found on his mobile phone.

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2018-11-28, koaa

Italy accuses Lebanese man of plotting bio-chemical attack

ROME (AP) — Police in Sardinia say they have arrested a Lebanese man suspected of trying to buy material online for a planned biological or chemical attack in Italy that he researched using Islamic State propaganda. Police said 38-year-old Amin Alhaj Ahmad researched the aflatoxin B1 carcinogen and the metomil pesticide using his smartphone.

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