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Phylogenetic lineages in the Botryosphaeriaceae
DNA sequence data of the 28S rDNA is employed to resolve apparent lineages within the Botryosphaeriaceae and 10 lineages are recognised, including an unresolved clade including species of Camarosporium/Microdiplodia. Expand
Discovery and occurrence of the fumonisins: a historical perspective.
  • W. Marasas
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 1 May 2001
The findings that the fumonisins cause field outbreaks of mycotoxicoses in animals, are carcinogenic in rats, and disrupt sphingolipid metabolism have resulted in much worldwide interest in these compounds during the first 10 years after the discovery of the fUMonisins in 1988. Expand
Production of Fumonisin Analogs by Fusarium Species
The fumonisins, a family of food-borne carcinogenic mycotoxins, were first isolated in 1988 (21) from cultures of Fusarium verticillioides (Sacc.) Nirenberg (previously known as Fusarium moniliformeExpand
Fumonisins--novel mycotoxins with cancer-promoting activity produced by Fusarium moniliforme
This bioassay was used as a monitoring system to isolate cancer-promoting compounds from cultures of F. moniliforme MRC 826 and induced the formation of GGT+ foci in the livers of initiated as well as noninitiated rats. Expand
Two new species of Fusarium section Liseola associated with mango malformation.
Fusarium mangiferae is conspecific with strains that were previously identified as F. subglutinans and reported to be the causal agent of malformation in mango growing areas throughout the world, and Fusarium sterilihyphosum has been isolated only from malformed mango tissue in South Africa. Expand
Major heretofore intractable biotic constraints to African food security that may be amenable to novel biotechnological solutions
The input costs of pesticides to control biotic constraints are often prohibitive to the subsistence farmers of Africa and seed based solutions to biotic stresses are more appropriate, and biotechnological alleviations of abiotic stress could partially allay some predicaments. Expand
Infection of maize by Fusarium species and contamination with fumonisin in africa
Fusarium is one of the major fungal genera associated with maize in Africa. This genus comprises several toxigenic species including F. verticillioides and F. proliferatum, which are the mostExpand
Natural occurrence of some Fusarium mycotoxins in corn from low and high esophageal cancer prevalence areas of the Transkei, Southern Africa
Moldy and healthy corn samples were collected from two opposing human esophageal cancer prevalence areas of the Transkei, southern Africa, during 1985, and screened mycologically. The moldy cornExpand
Leukoencephalomalacia in a horse induced by fumonisin B1 isolated from Fusarium moniliforme.
Experimental evidence that fumonisin B1, produced by F. moniliforme, causes equine leukoencephalomalacia is provided. Expand