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- Derera, John, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- International journal of food microbiology 2010 v.141 no.3 pp. 213-221
- etiology; Zea mays; Stenocarpella maydis; fungal diseases of plants; ear rot; corn; Fusarium fujikuroi; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; mycotoxins; prevalence; on-farm food safety; Aspergillus flavus; Zambia
- ... Maize ear rots reduce grain yield and quality with implication on food security and health. Some of the pathogenic fungi produce mycotoxins in maize grain posing a health risk to humans and livestock. Unfortunately, the levels of ear rot and mycotoxin infection in grain produced by subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan countries are not known. A survey was thus conducted to determine the prevalence o ...