Mycotoxigenic Fungi

Methods and Protocols

  • Antonio Moretti
  • Antonia Susca

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1542)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fungal Genera and Species of Major Significance and Their Associated Mycotoxins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Moretti, Antonio F. Logrieco, Antonia Susca
      Pages 3-12
    3. Virginia Elena Fernández Pinto, Andrea Patriarca
      Pages 13-32
    4. Giancarlo Perrone, Antonia Gallo
      Pages 33-49
    5. Gary P. Munkvold
      Pages 51-106
    6. Giancarlo Perrone, Antonia Susca
      Pages 107-119
  3. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Based Methods for Detection and Identification of Mycotoxigenic Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Miguel Ángel Pavón, Inés María López-Calleja, Isabel González, Rosario Martín, Teresa García
      Pages 123-129
    3. Sándor Kocsubé, János Varga
      Pages 131-140
    4. Jéssica Gil-Serna, Belén Patiño, Miguel Jurado, Salvador Mirete, Covadonga Vázquez, M. Teresa González-Jaén
      Pages 141-147
    5. Stephen W. Peterson
      Pages 149-157
    6. Ali Y. Srour, Ahmad M. Fakhoury, Robert L. Brown
      Pages 159-171
    7. Songhong Wei, Theo van der Lee, Els Verstappen, Marga van Gent, Cees Waalwijk
      Pages 173-189
    8. Antonia Gallo, Giancarlo Perrone
      Pages 191-200
    9. Robert H. Proctor, Martha M. Vaughan
      Pages 201-214
    10. María J. Andrade, Mar Rodríguez, Juan J. Córdoba, Alicia Rodríguez
      Pages 215-235
    11. Paula Cristina Azevedo Rodrigues, Jéssica Gil-Serna, M. Teresa González-Jaén
      Pages 237-247
    12. Valeria Scala, Ivan Visentin, Francesca Cardinale
      Pages 249-257
  4. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Based Methods for Multiplex Detection of Mycotoxigenic Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Pedro Martínez-Culebras, María Victoria Selma, Rosa Aznar
      Pages 261-268
    3. Tapani Yli-Mattila, Siddaiah Chandra Nayaka, Mudili Venkataramana, Emre Yörük
      Pages 269-291
    4. Alicia Rodríguez, Juan J. Córdoba, Mar Rodríguez, María J. Andrade
      Pages 293-309
  5. Combined PCR and Other Molecular Approaches for Detection and Identification of Mycotoxigenic Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Ali Atoui, André El Khoury
      Pages 313-320
    3. Sandrine Rousseaux, Michèle Guilloux-Bénatier
      Pages 321-333
  6. New Methodologies for Detection and Identification of Mycotoxigenic Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Tamás Emri, Anna Zalka, István Pócsi
      Pages 345-365
    3. Daren W. Brown, Scott E. Baker
      Pages 367-379
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 381-383

About this book


This thorough volume explores the possibility of detecting and identifying toxigenic fungi, able to produce secondary metabolites known as mycotoxins, which cause severe health problems in humans and animals after exposure to contaminated food and feed, having a broad range of toxic effects, including carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, and reproductive and developmental toxicity. Beginning with a section on fungal genera and species of major significance along with their associated mycotoxins, the book continues with sections on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based methods for the detection and identification of mycotoxigenic fungi, PCR-based methods for multiplex detection of mycotoxigenic fungi, as well as sections on combined approaches and new methodologies. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Authoritative and practical, Mycotoxigenic Fungi: Methods and Protocols will aid researchers working in this vital field to provide insight into possible actions to reduce mycotoxin contamination of crop plants and the food/feed byproducts.


Mycotoxins Toxic fungal metabolites Polymerase Chain Reaction Crop plant contamination Agro-ecology Food and feed Fungal secondary metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Moretti
    • 1
  • Antonia Susca
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Sciences of Food Production National Research CouncilBariItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Sciences of Food Production National Research CouncilBariItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6705-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6707-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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