The presence of aflatoxin in kernels from five years groundnut crops and ofAspergillus flavus isolates from kernels and soils

@article{Joffe2005ThePO,
  title={The presence of aflatoxin in kernels from five years groundnut crops and ofAspergillus flavus isolates from kernels and soils},
  author={A. Z. Joffe},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={91-96}
}
In T.L.C. tests for 605 samples of groundnut kernels from 5 years' yield, the percentage of fresh kernels in which aflatoxin was present was very low (up to 6.4%), while that of stored kernels ranged from 0 to 32.0%. But the intensity of toxicity was invariably very low (up to 125 ppb). Of 1626Aspergillus flavus isolates from groundnut kernels rhizosphere and geocarposphere, and from soil in which groundnuts grew, about 90% were found capable of forming aflatoxin. In quantitative tests with 750… CONTINUE READING