Article published the May 3, 2021
Fungal diseases are one of the main causes of large economic losses and deterioration in the quality and nutrient composition of fruits during the postharvest stage. They contribute significantly to the reduction of the shelf life of products during storage, contaminate fruits with mycotoxins, and reduce their market value. In the fresh production supply chain, such drawbacks have ...
Article published the April 7, 2021
In most sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), chili peppers are an important ingredient to prepare a large array of traditional dishes . Consumption of high quantities of chili peppers is associated with health benefits, including disease prevention [2,3]. However, chili peppers in SSA are frequently contaminated with aflatoxins by Aspergillus section Flavi fungi [4,5]. Aflatoxins are high ...
Article published the October 6, 2020
Wheat is the cereal most consumed worldwide. Both bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum) can be affected by Fusarium head blight (FHB). Within the Fusarium graminearum species complex, Fusarium graminearum sensu stricto is the main pathogen associated with FHB in Argentina. During the last 60 years, several epidemics of FHB of varying ...
Article published the April 5, 2018
Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites toxic to animals. When mycotoxin-producing fungi infect crop plants or colonize stored agricultural commodities, contamination with mycotoxins creates a health risk for humans and livestock. Trichothecenes, which are often found in grains, are sesquiterpenoid mycotoxins with a 12,13-epoxy-trichothec-9-ene skeleton produced fungal genera Fusarium, Myr ...
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