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af·la·tox·in

(af'lă-tok'sin),
Toxic metabolites of some Aspergillus strains including the fungi Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus, and Aspergillus oryzae. They may play a role in the etiology of primary cancer of the liver in humans and produce disease in animals that eat peanut meal and other feed contaminated by these fungi.

aflatoxin

(ăf′lə-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of toxic compounds produced by certain molds, especially Aspergillus flavus, that contaminate stored food supplies such as animal feed and peanuts.

af·la·tox·in

(af'lă-tok'sin)
Toxic metabolites of some Aspergillus strains including the fungi A. flavus, A. parasiticus, and A. oryzae.

Aflatoxin

A substance produced by molds that grow on rice and peanuts. Exposure to aflatoxin is thought to explain the high rates of primary liver cancer in Africa and parts of Asia.
Mentioned in: Liver Cancer
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Alfatoxin detected on thin layer chromotography (TLC) plates,Lane -1.,2 (negative); Lane 3 (mixture of flatoxins [B.sub.1], [B.sub.2], [G.sub.1], [G.sub.2]), Lane 4 (aflatoxin [B.sub.1]), Lane 5 (aflatoxin [B.sub.1] and [G.sub.1]) and Lane 6 (negative)
GENERATION OF GENE SPECIFIC MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH RESISTANCE TO ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS AND ALFATOXIN FOR USE IN MARKER ASSISTED SELECTION OF HYBRID ZEA MAYS LINES
Ingredient testing is done on site, and includes, but is not limited to, alfatoxins, mycotoxins, and melamine.