A biological assay for the detection of Myrothecium spp. produced macrocyclic trichothecenes

A rapid, inexpensive bioassay to detect Myrothecium spp.-produced macrocyclic trichothecenes was developed. Media containing Myrothecium isolates were inoculated with Chlorella vulgaris, Ustilago maydis and Trichoderma viride. Based on width of the inhibition zone, isolates could be classified as highly toxigenic, non-toxigenic and intermediate. Whereas, C… CONTINUE READING