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Mycotoxin research in India
- Hesseltine, C.W.
- Mycopathologia 1976 v.58 no.3 pp. 157
- Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium oxalicum, mycotoxins, aflatoxins, food contamination, analytical methods, decontamination, peanuts, corn, soybeans, human health, fungal spores, spore dispersal, India
- A large amount of work involving mycotoxins has been done in India; several aspects of this research are reviewed. Major discoveries reported by Indian authors are listed. Individual sections are devoted to aflatoxin occurrence in India, aflatoxin in humans, role of insects in transmission of Aspergillus flavus spores, natural resistance in plants to aflatoxin formation, detoxification, mycology of aflatoxin strains, and other mycotoxins (including citrinin). Penicillium spp., Fusarium spp., Stachybotrys atra, Helminthosporium sativum, Pithomyces and other Aspergillus spp. all produce mycotoxins. Peanuts and a variety of other crops are being studied.