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Use of hyphomycetous fungi for managing insect pests.
1Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA; 2Lethbridge Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, PO Box 3000, Lethbridge,Expand
Studies on Aspergillus section Flavi isolated from maize in northern Italy.
Information on the relative role of the key species, ability to produce sclerotia, production of the main toxic secondary metabolites, aflatoxins and cyclopiazonic acid, and tolerance of key environmental parameters will be useful in identifying regions at risk in northern Italy by linking climatic regional information to levels of fungal contamination present. Expand
Post-harvest control strategies: minimizing mycotoxins in the food chain.
  • N. Magan, D. Aldred
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal of food microbiology
  • 20 October 2007
Effective post-harvest management of stored commodities requires clear monitoring criteria and effective implementation in relation to abiotic and biotic factors, hygiene and monitoring to ensure that mycotoxin contamination is minimised and that stored grain can proceed through the food chain for processing. Expand
Water activity, temperature, and pH effects on growth of Fusarium moniliforme and Fusarium proliferatum isolates from maize.
The effects of water activity, temperature, and aw for single, two-way and three-way interactions were all found to be statistically significant for these three isolates and the ecological significance of this information for understanding these important fumonisin-producing fungi is discussed. Expand
Effect of water activity, temperature and substrate on interactions between field and storage fungi
Detailed microscopic examination of the interaction zones revealed granulation and vacuolation of hyphal cells and increased branching but no changes in permeability of the affected cells, loss of metabolic activity or cell death. Expand
Effect of temperature and pH on water relations of field and storage fungi
The effects of temperature and pH on the water relations of groups of field fungi, Aspergillus and Penicillium spp., were studied in vitro using wheat extract agar. The minimum water activity ( a w )Expand
Possible climate‐change effects on mycotoxin contamination of food crops pre‐ and postharvest
Various spatial scales, from toxin gene expression to regional approaches using geostatistics, are examined for their use in understanding the impact that climate change may have on food contamination in developing and developed countries. Expand
European research on ochratoxin A in grapes and wine.
There is a significant lack of knowledge in Europe on conducive climatic conditions preharvest and their relationship with levels of risk from OTA contamination in grapes and their fate in wine production and this needs to be integrated with cultivation system to maximise the prevention of OTA entering this food chain. Expand