Production and analysis of citrinin in corn.

  title={Production and analysis of citrinin in corn.},
  author={Linda K. Jackson and Alex Ciegler},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={36 3},
A convenient method for the production and analysis of citrinin in corn is described. Up to 2.964 g of citrinin can be produced by Penicillium citrinum per kg of corn by harvesting on day 21 or later. The analysis method has a lower detection limit of 0.25 ppm. Heating citrinin-contaminated corn destroys citrinin but may produce another toxin instead.