rubratoxin

ru·bra·tox·in

(rū'bră-tok'sin),
A mycotoxin produced by Penicillium rubrum and P. purpurogenum, which form readily on cereal grains; responsible for outbreaks of toxicosis in the U.S.

rubratoxin

[ro̅o̅′brətok′sin]
a mycotoxin produced on cereal grains by certain species of penicillin that can cause hepatotoxicity in cattle.

rubratoxin

a series of two mycotoxins produced by the fungus Penicillium rubrum. Chronic exposure to these toxins causes extensive liver damage with much of the organ being completely destroyed. P. pururogenum produces similar toxins.
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