Fungicidal effect of silver nanoparticles on toxigenic fungi in cocoa

Published on: 05/24/2020
Author/s : Raquel Villamizar-Gallardo 1, Johann Faccelo Osma Cruz 2 and Oscar Orlando Ortíz-Rodriguez 3. / 1 Universidad de Pamplona, Departamento de Microbiología, Grupo de Investigación en Nanotecnología y Gestión Sostenible, Pamplona, Colombia; 2 Universidad de los Andes, Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, Centro de Microelectrónica, Bogotá, Colombia; 3 Unipamplona, Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Facultad de Ingenierías y Arquitectura, Pamplona, Colombia.

Introduction The Global Cocoa Agenda calls for a knowledge-generating strategy aimed at conciliating productivity, technological innovation, and sustainability within the cocoa value chain. Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) world production reached five million tons in 2012 (Ortiz-Rodrigues et al., 2015). Currently, Colombia is the fourth cocoa producer in Latin America, after Brazil, Ecuador, and the D...

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May 24, 2020
Interesting Article. We have also made experiments with Cocoa and found that treatment with Ozone in our TOXI-SCRUB machine was also efficient against Aspergillus and Aflatoxin.
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