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Aflatoxin contamination of maize in flooded areas of Bhagalpur, India

By: Sinha, K.K.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1987ISSN: 1098-5336 (Revista en electrónico); 0099-2240.Subject(s): Aflatoxins | Aspergillus | Bihar | Flooded land | Monsoon climate | Optical properties | Plant diseases | Plant pathology | Zea mays AGROVOC In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology v. 53, no. 6, p. 1391-1393617383Summary: Maize in flood-affected areas in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar in 1985 contained heavy infestations of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxins. Sixty samplescollected from various field lots were positive in the bright greenish yellow fluorescence test. However, only 42 of the samples were contaminated with deleterious levels of aflatoxins (40 with >20 æg/kg, the WHO-fixed tolerance level). Factors affecting aflatoxin contamination are discussed. It is suggestedthat early-maturing varieties would escape the seasonal monsoons and floods.Collection: Reprints Collection
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Maize in flood-affected areas in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar in 1985 contained heavy infestations of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxins. Sixty samplescollected from various field lots were positive in the bright greenish yellow fluorescence test. However, only 42 of the samples were contaminated with deleterious levels of aflatoxins (40 with >20 æg/kg, the WHO-fixed tolerance level). Factors affecting aflatoxin contamination are discussed. It is suggestedthat early-maturing varieties would escape the seasonal monsoons and floods.

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