Mycotoxins in Food, Feed and Bioweapons

  • Mahendra Rai
  • Ajit Varma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Biology and Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Claudio Baggiani, Laura Anfossi, Cristina Giovannoli
      Pages 3-20
    3. Kenneth C. Ehrlich, Jiujiang Yu
      Pages 65-75
    4. Piotr Golinski, Agnieszka Waskiewicz, Karolina Gromadzka
      Pages 113-129
    5. Maciej Gajęcki, Magdalena Gajęcka, Ewa Jakimiuk, Łukasz Zielonka, Kazimierz Obremski
      Pages 131-144
  3. Agriculture and Food

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 146-146
    2. Audrone Mankeviciene
      Pages 147-162
    3. Adriana M. Torres, Maria L. Ramirez, Sofia N. Chulze
      Pages 179-200
    4. Carina Elizabeth Magnoli, Lilia Renée Cavaglieri, Carlos Alberto da Rocha Rosa, Ana María Dalcero
      Pages 229-250
  4. Toxicology and Bioweapons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 252-252
    2. Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi, Takashi Nakajima
      Pages 253-273
    3. Walter Magliani, Stefania Conti, Laura Giovati, Luciano Polonelli
      Pages 275-290

About this book

Introduction

Mycotoxins are made by different biosynthetic pathways, and they have an extremely wide range of pharmacological effects. This book will update readers on several cutting-edge aspects of mycotoxin research, including topics such as: new analytical methods for detection; the adoption of an ancient Mexican process for detoxification of aflatoxins; mycotoxin management in Ireland, Lithuania and South America; mycotoxin reduction through plant breeding and integrated management practices; and natural aflatoxin inhibitors from medicinal plants. Further contributions examine ochratoxins, selected trichothecenes, zearalenone, and aflatoxin-like gene clusters, as well as sclerotial development in Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. Of particular interest are the chapters on the potential use of mycotoxins as bioweapons. This book will stimulate new thinking on the need to develop therapeutic as well as preventative interventions to reduce the toxicological threat of mycotoxins.

Keywords

Aflatoxin Aspergillus Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus parasiticus Ochratoxin Toxin Zearalenone aflatoxins detoxification toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahendra Rai
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. BiotechnologySGB Amravati UniversityAmravatiIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial SciencesAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00725-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-00724-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-00725-5
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