vomitoxin


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vomitoxin

(vom-i-toks'in),
Fungal toxin (mycotoxin) produced by Fusarium fungi found in grain.
Synonym(s): deoxynivalenol, DON

vomitoxin

a trichothecene mycotoxin which causes emesis in pigs eating contaminated grain. Thought to be the cause of food refusal syndrome. Called also deoxynivalenol.
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As a result of industry feedback, CME says the following modifications will be implemented with the September 2013 wheat futures contract: 1) wheat containing four parts per million (ppm) of vomitoxin no longer will be considered a deliverable grade (currently, wheat containing 4 ppm of vomitoxin can be delivered at a discount of 24 cents to the contract's price); and 2) the discount for SRW wheat containing three ppm of vomitoxin will be increased from 12 cents per bushel to 20 cents per bushel.
Company says, "All finished products are tested at a third-party laboratory for melamine, cyanuric acid, salmonella, and a range of other aflatoxins and vomitoxins before they are released for sale.
Modulation of IL-1, IL-6 and TNF secretion and mRNA expression by the trichothecene vomitoxin in the RAW264.
His current projects include using NIRS to detect wheat color class, durum vitreousness, scab and vomitoxin.
In 1998, Maragos adapted capillary electrophoresis to measure another type of mycotoxin -- deoxynivalenol, commonly called vomitoxin.