Aspergillus flavus: the major producer of aflatoxin.

  title={Aspergillus flavus: the major producer of aflatoxin.},
  author={Maren A. Klich},
  journal={Molecular plant pathology},
  volume={8 6},
UNLABELLED SUMMARY Aspergillus flavus is an opportunistic pathogen of crops. It is important because it produces aflatoxin as a secondary metabolite in the seeds of a number of crops both before and after harvest. Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen that is highly regulated in most countries. In the field, aflatoxin is associated with drought-stressed oilseed crops including maize, peanut, cottonseed and tree nuts. Under the right conditions, the fungus will grow and produce aflatoxin in almost… CONTINUE READING
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