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Management and mitigation strategies for mycotoxins: the biological solutions

  • ICFC 2017 - International Conference on Food Contaminants (Book of Abstracts). No. 4.06, Braga, Portugal, June 13-14, 36, 2017. ISBN: 978-989-97478-9-0

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Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi that are found worldwide in many food products. They are a diverse group of chemical compounds that possess a multiplicity of toxic properties and affect human and farm animal health. Additionally, they cause significant economic losses. The problem of mycotoxins results mainly from fungal growth on crop cultures at the pre- or post-harvest stages. Implicated fungi belong mostly to Aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium, Alternaria and Claviceps genera. For these reasons, mycotoxins presence in foods should be monitored, and their levels ...

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