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An Overview on Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Europe

  • Antonio Logrieco
  • Angelo Visconti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Richard Öhlinger, Andreas Adler, Oswald Kräutler, Hans Lew
    Pages 1-10
  3. Anne Chandelier, Jean-Yves Michelet, Emmanuel K. Tangni, Katleen Baert, Emmanuelle Moons, Christine Vinkx
    Pages 11-32
  4. Stjepan Pepeljnjak, Maja Šegvć
    Pages 33-50
  5. E. Ioannou-Kakouri, M. Aletrari, E. Christou, A. Ralli, A. Koliou, M. Christofidou
    Pages 51-65
  6. Vladimir Ostry, Jarmila Skarkova, Frantisek Malir, Svetlana Sycorova
    Pages 67-81
  7. Tapani Yli-Mattila, Sari Paavanen-Huhtala, Päivi Parikka, Veli Hietaniemi, Marika Jestoi, Aldo Rizzo
    Pages 83-100
  8. B. Barrier-Guillot, M. Delambre, A. Morel, C. Maumene, H. Gouet, F. Grosjean et al.
    Pages 101-108
  9. Valeriu Curtui, Caroline Seidler, Elisabeth Schneider, Ewald Usleber
    Pages 109-121
  10. János Varga, Beáta Tóth, Ákos Mesterházy, Jözsef Téren, Béla Fazekas
    Pages 123-139
  11. A. Moretti, A. Logrieco, A. Visconti, A. Bottalico
    Pages 141-160
  12. Juliusz Perkowski, Jerzy Chełkowski, Piotr Goliński
    Pages 161-172
  13. Amália Peito, Armando Venâncio
    Pages 173-184
  14. Mariana Ittu, Alexandra Trif, Nastasia Belc
    Pages 185-194
  15. Jelena Lević, Slavica Stanković, Aleksandra Bočarov-Stančić, Marija Škrinjar, Zoran Mašić
    Pages 201-218
  16. Rufino Mateo, Angel Medina, José V. Gimeno-Adelantado, Misericordia Jiménez
    Pages 219-235
  17. K. A. Scudamore
    Pages 247-252
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 253-259

About this book


The growing interest in health risks associated with toxigenic fungi and related mycotoxins has led to the development of a number of research projects during the past decade in several European countries and a great deal of information has been produced on the natural occurrence of mycotoxins in plants, foods and feeds. The differences in environmental conditions (temperature, light, rainfall etc. ) and in exposed cultivated plants (type of cereals, cultivars etc. ) in the distinct European countries have significantly influenced the distribution of specific toxigenic fungi and related mycotoxicological problems. In addition, biogeographically structured lineages within some important toxigenic fungi have been recently discovered, of reproductive isolation. Transglobal showing a long evolutionary history transposition of plant products seems to have significantly contributed to the spreading of toxigenic species and lineages worldwide. Therefore, the migration of agriculturally important toxigenic fungi generated by trade exchanges may represent a major source of inoculum for new plant diseases in Europe and for a wider genetic diversity of local populations. It was our goal to provide the reader with an update of researches and surveys on the natural occurrence of toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins performed at a European level during the last 5-10 years. The editors are extremely grateful to the EU-COST-835 "Agriculturally important toxigenic fungi" for the financial support that allowed a number of European scientists to meet several times over the past five years to collaborate and exchange information about research advances on toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Logrieco
    • 1
  • Angelo Visconti
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRBariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Overview on Toxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Europe
  • Editors Antonio Logrieco
    Angelo Visconti
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-2645-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-015-7049-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-2646-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Pathology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

"This book is a summary of the final meeting of the EU-COST-835 project ‘Agriculturally important toxigenic fungi’ … . Overall, this is a timely overview … . The book successfully summarises the current status on the distribution of toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins across 18 European countries and will be a useful reference for researchers and officials with an interest and a responsibility in toxigenic fungi, mycotoxins and food safety." (Simon Edwards, European Journal of Plant Pathology, Vol. 113, September, 2005)