Tiago Alves Reis

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In the present study, 256 7-wk-old Japanese quail were randomly distributed into four experimental groups (64 birds per group) and given rations containing 0 (controls), 25, 50, or 100 (g aflatoxin B, (AFB1)/kg feed for 168 d. Each treatment consisted of four replicates of 16 quail. Egg production and individual egg weight were checked daily. Feed(More)
In the present study, 288 8-wk-old Japanese quail were randomly distributed into 6 experimental groups (48 birds per group) and fed the following diets for 140 d: 1) 0 (control); 2) 10 mg of fumonisin B1 (FB1); 3) 50 microg of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1); 4) 50 microg of AFB1 + 10 mg of FB1; 5) 200 microg of AFB1; and 6) 200 microg of AFB1 + 10 mg of FB1/kg of(More)
The present study was carried out to evaluate the excretion of aflatoxin B1 residues in eggs of young laying hens fed aflatoxin B1-contaminated rations for 8 weeks. To this end, 96 twenty-week-old hens were randomly distributed into four experimental groups (24 birds per group) and given rations containing either 0 (controls), 100 micrograms, 300 micrograms(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the presence of fungi and mycotoxins (aflatoxins and cyclopiazonic acid) in Brazil nut samples collected in different states of the Brazilian Amazon region: Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, and Pará. A total of 200 husk samples and 200 almond samples were inoculated onto Aspergillus flavus-parasiticus agar for the detection(More)
The efficacy of gamma-irradiation as a method of decontamination of maize containing Fusarium verticillioides under controlled conditions of relative humidity (RH) (97.5%) and water activity has been studied. Maize grains inoculated with a spore suspension of F. verticillioides were irradiated to 2, 5, and 10 kGy. Thereafter, the irradiated and control(More)
Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), an important non-timber forest product from Amazonia, is commercialized in worldwide markets. The main importers of this nut are North America and European countries, where the demand for organic products has grown to meet consumers concerned about food safety. Thus, the precise identification of toxigenic fungi is(More)
The aim was to evaluate the excretion of residues of aflatoxin B(1) (AFB(1)), aflatoxin M(1) (AFM(1)), aflatoxin B(2a) (AFB(2a)) and aflatoxicol (AFL) in eggs of laying Japanese quail fed rations with low levels of aflatoxin B(1) for 90 days. The quail were randomly assigned into four experimental groups and given prepared rations containing either 0(More)
The authors explore Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) business models in order to characterize two main problems: big initial investment and continuous expenditures. The four main actors of a MMOG environment – game producer, Game, Players and Business Model – are analysed resorting to Actor Network Theory in order to understand their alignment in(More)
The aim of this study was to detect and quantify fumonisin B1 (FB1) in cereal mixtures marketed in Brazil. Fifteen samples from different lots were acquired each month by internet from supermarkets during seven months, adding up to 105 analysed samples. The unit sample constituted of an original package with a minimum of 250 g. Extraction and clean-up of(More)
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of different gamma radiation doses on the growth of Alternaria alternata and on the production of toxins alternariol (AOH), and alternariol monomethyl ether (AME) in sunflower seed samples. After irradiation with 2, 5 and 7 kGy, the spore mass was resuspended in sterile distilled water and the(More)
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