The culprit is fumonisin, a deadly mycotoxin, or fungal toxin
, produced by the mold Fusarium and sometimes found in unprocessed corn.
In 1997, he joined the Institute of Biochemistry at Carleton University where he is Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council Research chair on fungal toxins
Aflatoxins are naturally-occurring fungal toxins
produced by Aspergillus mold that are present in many different types of food including grains, nuts, spices and milk.
Over the centuries, the main culprit in mass food poisoning often has been contamination of unprocessed crops by fungal toxins
- a risk that is exacerbated when insects attack food crops, opening wounds that allow fungi (molds) to get a foothold.
chartarum or from closely related fungi (atranones B and E, satratoxin G, trichodermin, 7-[alpha]-hydroxytrichodermol, staplabin, and SMTP-7) and the known fungal toxins
sterigmatocystin, citrinin, and ochratoxin A were each tested with Str.
Phil Campbell Natural Resources Research Center, in Watkinsville, Georgia, has developed a prototype for a vaccine that may one day be used to immunize cattle and horses against the fungal toxins
Miller has published extensively on fungi and fungal toxins
in various systems including in indoor environments.
A much-cited 1981 study concluded that some 35 percent of human cancer deaths probably trace to carcinogens in foods-both synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides and food additives, and naturally occurring ones, like fungal toxins
Actually, consumption of organic produce shifts children from a range of almost certainly negligible risk due to potential OP exposures to a range of uncertain risk due to fungal toxins
and plant stress-mediated increases in allergens (Midoro-Horiuti et al.
To protect animals against tall fescue's fungal toxins
, a vaccine would have to last at least 3 to 4 months," Stuedemann says.
Biochemists reported that shriveled brown spots on commercially marketed potatoes may harbor potentially harmful levels of fungal toxins
To control fungal toxins
in an ear of corn through a seed treatment is especially interesting to us," says Kenney.