Article published the October 28, 2020
Mycotoxins are low-molecular-weight secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi. The word mycotoxin is derived from the Greek radicals “mykes” and “toxicum”, meaning fungus and toxin, respectively. This term was coined after a veterinary outbreak in England in 1962, when approximately 100,000 turkey poultry died from the ingestion of aflatoxin-conta ...
Article published the April 14, 2020
Mycotoxins are fungal secondary metabolites with adverse effects on human and animal health. To date, more than 400 different molecules, produced by several types of fungi, have been characterized . Because of their high toxicity, aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 (AFB1, AFB2, AFG1, and AFG2) are the most important, and are produced by the species of Aspergillus section Flavi, ...
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