Studies on Equine Leucoencephalomalacia

  • Cecile E. F. La Grenade
  • George A. Bean
  • Jean Robb


Fusarium moniliforme is a fungus which occurs frequently on corn prior to harvest and during storage. A study conducted in Maryland in 1985 revealed that some 40–50% of surface disinfected corn obtained from three locations in Maryland contained Fusarium moniliforme (Trofa and Bean, 1987). However, the importance of F. moniliforme as a toxigenic fungus is often diminished because of the lack of knowledge of toxin production by the fungus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecile E. F. La Grenade
    • 1
  • George A. Bean
    • 2
  • Jean Robb
    • 3
  1. 1.Food Science ProgramUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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