Toxins of filamentous fungi.

  title={Toxins of filamentous fungi.},
  author={Deepak Bhatnagar and Jiujiang Yu and Kenneth C. Ehrlich},
  journal={Chemical immunology},
Mycotoxins are low-molecular-weight secondary metabolites of fungi. The most significant mycotoxins are contaminants of agricultural commodities, foods and feeds. Fungi that produce these toxins do so both prior to harvest and during storage. Although contamination of commodities by toxigenic fungi occurs frequently in areas with a hot and humid climate (i.e. conditions favorable for fungal growth), they can also be found in temperate conditions. Production of mycotoxins is dependent upon the… CONTINUE READING

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