Aflatoxigenic fungi and aflatoxins occurrence in sultanas and dried figs commercialized in Brazil

@inproceedings{Iamanaka2007AflatoxigenicFA,
  title={Aflatoxigenic fungi and aflatoxins occurrence in sultanas and dried figs commercialized in Brazil},
  author={Beatriz Thie Iamanaka and Hilary Castle de Menezes and Eduardo Vicente and Rosangela S.F. Leite and Marta Hiromi Taniwaki},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract The presence of aflatoxins, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus in dried fruits was investigated. A total of 62 dried fruit samples were analyzed (24 black sultanas, 19 white sultanas and 19 dried figs). A total of 10 A. flavus isolates were found, nine in one white sultana sample (corresponding to 18% infection) and one isolate in dried figs (2%), and all of them were aflatoxin B 1 and B 2 producers. A. parasiticus was not found. Aflatoxins were detected in 3 of 19 (16… CONTINUE READING

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