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Experientia

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 691–693 | Cite as

Fungal competition and mycotoxin production on corn

  • K. Ehrlich
  • A. Ciegler
  • M. Klich
  • L. Lee
Short Communications Ethology, Ecology, Natural Product Chemistry

Summary

Aflatoxin and secalonic acid D production in corn in laboratory and field by mixed cultures ofPencillium oxalicum andAspergillus flavus orA. parasiticus was lower than production by the pure cultures. However, mixed culture of these molds withFusarium spp. did not affect mycotoxin production.

Key words

Aflatoxins secalonic acid D corn fungal competition mycotoxins Aspergillus flavus Penicillium oxalicum Fusaria 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ehrlich
    • 1
  • A. Ciegler
    • 1
  • M. Klich
    • 1
  • L. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Southern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureNew OrleansUSA

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