Ecological determinants of mould growth in stored grain.

@article{Magan1988EcologicalDO,
  title={Ecological determinants of mould growth in stored grain.},
  author={Naresh Magan and John Lacey},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={245-56}
}
Grain entering store carries a microflora of 'field' and 'storage' fungi. Field fungi require readily available water and therefore seldom develop in store. By contrast, storage fungi, especially Aspergillus spp., are able to grow at low water activities (aw, 0.70-0.75) enabling them to initiate grain spoilage. The ability of storage fungi to germinate, grow and sporulate in stored grain is dependent on the availability of water in the substrate, temperature and the intergranular gas… CONTINUE READING

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