Mycotoxin Method Evaluation

An Introduction
  • Albert E. Pohland
  • Mary W. Trucksess
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 157)


Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by molds, i.e., metabolites not essential to the normal functioning of the cells. Molds are ubiquitous in nature and are universally found where environmental conditions are conducive to mold growth. Because molds are present in soil and plant debris, and are spread by wind currents, insects, and rain, they are frequently found in/on foods together with their associated mycotoxins (1).


Control Chart Collaborative Study Laboratory Sample Mold Growth Test Portion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert E. Pohland
    • 1
  • Mary W. Trucksess
    • 2
  1. 1.AOAC InternationalGaithersburg
  2. 2.Center for Food Safety and Applied NutritionFood and Drug AdministrationWashington

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