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Afla toxins in foodstuff in egypt part 1 peanut myco flora and toxicity

El-Khadem, M.; Naguib, M.M.; Abdel-Ghani, A.K.

Mikrobiologija 12(1): 29-36


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Aspergillus flavus, A. niger and spp. of Alternaria, Fusarium, Helminthosporium, Mucor, Penicillium, Rhizoctonia, Rhizopus and Sclerotium were isolated from peanut shells, whereas A. flavus, A. niger and only spp. of Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillium, Rhizopus and Sclerotium were found to be the most common fungi on peanut kernels. More than 50% of the A. flavus strains isolated from 3 different provinces in Egypt produced aflatoxins. The toxic strains varied from 52%-68% according to the place of isolation (province). Within a given strain the production of aflatoxins varied from 0-> 50 ppm.

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