Fumonisins: history, world-wide occurrence and impact.

  title={Fumonisins: history, world-wide occurrence and impact.},
  author={Walter F. O. Marasas},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
The history, toxicological effects, world-wide natural occurrence and impact of the fumonisins, food-borne carcinogenic mycotoxins produced by Fusarium moniliforme, are reviewed from the original description of the fungus in 1881 to the present. Following the isolation and characterization of fumonisin B1 and B2 and the publication of the first 3 papers on fumonisins by South African researchers in 1988, the interest in these compounds increased dramatically during 1989 and 1990 because of… CONTINUE READING

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