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Natural occurrence of Fusarium toxins in peanut, sorghum and maize from Mysore (India).

Bhavanishankar, T. N. and Shantha, T. (1987) Natural occurrence of Fusarium toxins in peanut, sorghum and maize from Mysore (India). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 40 (4). 327-332, 17 ref..

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Abstract

Peanut, sorghum and maize samples were collected from the wholesale market in Mysore, India, over a period of a yr (Oct. 1984-Sept. 1985). The samples were analysed for the natural occurrence of T-2 toxin (T-2), diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS) and zearalenone (Z) by TLC, dermal toxicity test and GC. Of the total number of peanut samples analysed, 6.9% were positive for the toxic trichothecenes (T-2, up to 38.89 mg kg---1; DAS up to 2.03 mg kg---1); 4.8% of total sorghum samples analysed contained T-2 up to 15 mg kg---1. Z was not found in any of the samples tested, and no toxins were detected in any of the maize samples. Samples marketed during winter and summer periods were contaminated with the toxins. All the toxin-positive samples except one peanut sample were found in produce stored for more than a week.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: FUSARIUM-; groundnuts, Fusarium toxins in; sorghum, Fusarium toxins in; corn, Fusarium toxins in; cereals, mycotoxins in; groundnuts, mycotoxins in; TOXINS-; MYCOTOXINS-; GROUNDNUTS-; Fusarium toxins in groundnuts; SORGHUM-; Fusarium toxins in sorghum; CORN-; Fusarium toxins in corn; CEREALS-; mycotoxins in cereals; mycotoxins in groundnuts
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 22 Legumes-Pulses
Divisions: Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 06:09
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/6433

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