The effects of selected cotton-leaf volatiles on growth, development and aflatoxin production of Aspergillus parasiticus.

@article{GreeneMcDowelle1999TheEO,
  title={The effects of selected cotton-leaf volatiles on growth, development and aflatoxin production of Aspergillus parasiticus.},
  author={D M Greene-McDowelle and Bruce F Ingber and Maureen S. Wright and Hampden J. Zeringue and Deepak Bhatnagar and Thomas E. Cleveland},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={883-93}
}
The fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus produce the hepatocarcinogenic, secondary metabolites, aflatoxins, in cottonseed, corn, peanuts and treenuts. Results have shown that aflatoxigenic strains of A. flavus and A. parasiticus grown in the presence of specific cotton-leaf volatiles exhibit alterations in aflatoxin production accompanied by variations in growth of the fungi. In this study, two alcohols (3-methyl-1-butanol (3-MB) and nonanol) and two terpenes (camphene and… CONTINUE READING