Effect of lithium on aflatoxin biosynthesis by certain strains of Aspergillus flavus group

  • R. K. Bhatnagar
  • K. G. Mukerji
  • K. K. Maggon
  • T. A. Venkitasubramanian
Food Microbiology

Summary

The effect of lithium on growth and aflatoxin production in chemically defined medium was studied on three aflatoxigenic strains of Asperigillus flavus group. The three strains used differed in their aflatoxin producing capacities. The possible mechanism of lithium induced stimulation of aflatoxin biosynthesis is discussed.

Keywords

Lithium Aspergillus Aflatoxin Aflatoxin Production Aflatoxin Biosynthesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Bhatnagar
    • 1
  • K. G. Mukerji
    • 1
  • K. K. Maggon
    • 2
  • T. A. Venkitasubramanian
    • 2
  1. 1.Mycology Laboratory, Department of BotanyUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest InstituteUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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