Toxigenic fungal species and natural occurrence of mycotoxins in crops harvested in Argentina.

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Toxigenic fungal species and natural occurrence of mycotoxins in crops harvested in Argentina.

Rev Argent Microbiol. 2020 Jul 24;:

Authors: Chiotta ML, Fumero MV, Cendoya E, Palazzini JM, Alaniz-Zanon MS, Ramirez ML, Chulze SN

Abstract
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungal species that mainly belong to Aspergillus, Fusarium, Penicillium and Alternaria, which can grow in a variety of crops including cereals, oilseeds and fruits. Consequently, their prevalence in foods and by-products not only affects human and animal health but also causes important losses in both domestic and international markets. This review provides data about toxigenic fungal species and mycotoxin occurrence in different crops commonly grown in Argentina. This information will be relevant to establish adequate management strategies to reduce the impact of mycotoxins on human food and animal feed chains and to implement future legislation on the maximum permitted levels of these fungal metabolites.

PMID: 32718824 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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