Toxicity of metabolites produced by the "Alternaria".

The presence of toxin-producing fungi in foodstuffs and other agricultural commodities is well established (1-3). The Alternaria, Aspergilli, Fusaria and Penicillia have been repeatedly implicated as the pnncipal coinhabitants of products in which toxicity has been demonstrated (4,5). Numerous compounds have been isolated that can explain the toxicity of… (More)