, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 574–575 | Cite as

The occurrence of 12, 13-epoxytrichothecenes in seeds of safflower infected with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. carthami

  • S. Ghosal
  • D. K. Chakrabarti
  • K. C. Basu Chaudhary


From the seeds of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius Linn.), infected with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. carthami, 3 toxic compounds have been isolated in quatities sufficient to cause mycotoxicosis on prolonged ingestion. 2 of these have been identified as diacetoxyscirpenol and T-2 toxin, while the third one has also been partially characterized as a 12, 13-epoxytrichothecene. Additionally, the incidence of secondary fusarial infection of healthy seeds due to contamination with the infected ones has been reported for the first time.


Fusarium Toxic Compound Fusarium Oxysporum Healthy Seed Carthamus Tinctorius 
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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ghosal
    • 1
  • D. K. Chakrabarti
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. C. Basu Chaudhary
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmaceuticsBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi-5(India)
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi-5(India)

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