Aflatoxins occurrence and significance

The aflatoxins are produced by a small number of species of Aspergillus which currently includes A. flavus, A. parasiticus, A. nomius and a species originally isolated from Ivory Coast soil, A. ochraceoroseus (Bartoli and Maggi, 1978 Klich et al., 2000). A strain of A. tamarii has also been shown to produce afla-toxin (Klich et al., 2000), but this may be a brown spored form of A. flavus and is certainly very closely related. It should be emphasised that not all strains within a species are...

References and further reading

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