Fusarium head blight and mycotoxin contamination of wheat, a review

  title={Fusarium head blight and mycotoxin contamination of wheat, a review},
  author={Charles H. A. Snijders},
  journal={Netherlands Journal of Plant Pathology},
An infection of bread wheat by fusarium head blight contaminates the crop with mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON) and nivalenol (NIV). The toxicity and natural occurrence of these mycotoxins in wheat are reviewed. Based on 8 years data of fusarium head blight epidemics of wheat in the Netherlands, DON contamination of the grain was estimated. Fusarium head blight ratings averaged an infection of 1.7% of all spikelets; estimates for DON contamination averaged 0.9 mg kg−1. Taking a… CONTINUE READING

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