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Incidence of Fusarium verticillioides and levels of fumonisin B1 and B2 in corn in Turkey

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A total of 100 corn samples conforming collected from local farmers and markets from districts of Samsun, Turkey, were analyzed for Fusarium verticillioides, fumonisin B1 and B2 contamination. Ninety-three corn samples were found to contain F. verticillioides, 52 samples fumonisin B1, and 25 samples fumonisin B2. Fumonisin B1 contamination ranged from 0.05 to 25.72 mg/kg and B2 from 0.05 to 5.7 mg/kg, respectively. This figure indicated widespread contamination of fumonisin B1 and B2 in maize grown in different areas of Samsun, Turkey.

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Demir, C., Simsek, O. & Arici, M. Incidence of Fusarium verticillioides and levels of fumonisin B1 and B2 in corn in Turkey. Food Sci Biotechnol 19, 1103–1106 (2010).

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