Aspergillus flavus link and its occurrence in relation to other mycoflora on stored spices

@inproceedings{Geeta1990AspergillusFL,
  title={Aspergillus flavus link and its occurrence in relation to other mycoflora on stored spices},
  author={Gautam Geeta and T Rayapa Reddy},
  year={1990}
}
Abstract Spices are used sparingly to flavour foods; their mycoflora and its possible role in food infection has not been thoroughly investigated. In an examination of 6 spices, Aspergillus flavus , other Aspergillus species, and species of Rhizopus, Mucor, Penicillium, Tricothecium , and Fusarium were found on seed surfaces. A. flavus which is implicated in the production of carcinogenic aflatoxin, was mainly found on ginger, mustard, garlic, and pepper. The highest fungal counts (10.6 × 10 4… CONTINUE READING

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