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TitleIdentification and characterization of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxins
Author(s)Rodrigues, P.
Soares, Célia Maria Gonçalves
Kozakiewicz, Z.
Paterson, R. R. M.
Lima, Nelson
Venâncio, Armando
KeywordsAspergillus flavus
Cyclopiazonic acid
Selective media
PCR primers
Issue date2007
CitationMÉNDEZ-VILAS, A. ed. lit. – “Communicating Current Research and Educational Topics and Trends in Applied Microbiology”. [S.l.] : Formatex . 2007. ISBN 978-84-611-9423-0. p.527-534.
Series/Report no.2007
Abstract(s)Aspergillus flavus is the main producer of the well known carcinogenic aflatoxins. The presence of this fungus and aflatoxins is of huge concern in terms of food safety. The identification of A. flavus is not straightforward due to similarities with closely related species (e.g. A. parasiticus and A. nomius). Also, from the biochemical point of view the closely-related species are able to produce different mycotoxins. In order to clarify the differentiation between species the identification schemes is revisited. Selective media, data from mycotoxins production and molecular biology tools are discussed in order to clarify the concept of A. flavus species.
TypeBook part
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CEB - Livros e Capítulos de Livros / Books and Book Chapters
DCILM - Livros e Capítulos de Livros

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