Penicillium Oxalicum and Secalonic Acid D in Fresh Corn

  • Muriel S. Palmgren
  • Deborah S. Fleischhacker
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 1)


Secalonic acid D (SAD) is a mycotoxin produced in laboratory cultures by Penicillium oxalicum. Reports have indicated that P. oxalicurn frequently contaminated freshly harvested corn (Mislivec and Tuite, 1970), but none have reported any natural contamination of corn with SAD.


Anhydrous Sodium Sulfate Corn Kernel Corn Sample Ground Corn Positive Kernel 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Muriel S. Palmgren
    • 1
  • Deborah S. Fleischhacker
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Bio-Organic StudiesUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Tulane University, School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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