Modelling mycotoxin formation by Fusarium graminearum in maize in The Netherlands.

@article{Asselt2012ModellingMF,
  title={Modelling mycotoxin formation by Fusarium graminearum in maize in The Netherlands.},
  author={Esther D. van Asselt and C J H Booij and H J Ine van der Fels-Klerx},
  journal={Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={1572-80}
}
The predominant species in maize in temperate climates is Fusarium graminearum, which produces the mycotoxins deoxynivalenol and zearalenone. Projected climate change is expected to affect Fusarium incidence and thus the occurrence of these mycotoxins. Predictive models may be helpful in determining trends in the levels of these mycotoxins with expected changing climatic conditions. The aim of this study was to develop a model describing fungal infection and subsequent growth as well as the… CONTINUE READING