Ochratoxins: A global perspective

  title={Ochratoxins: A global perspective},
  author={P. Bayman and J. Baker},
  • P. Bayman, J. Baker
  • Published 2006
  • Business, Medicine
  • Mycopathologia
  • Ochratoxins have been overshadowed by better-known mycotoxins, but they are gaining importance. Here we consider ochratoxins in the context of aflatoxins, which are better understood than ochratoxins on many levels. We review recent work on taxonomic distribution, contamination of commodities, biosynthesis, toxicity and regulatory aspects of ochratoxins. We focus on ochratoxins in coffee, since coffee is becoming a key commodity in ochratoxin research and regulation. 
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