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Aspergillus flavus (produces aflatoxins)

Life; Fungi

Produces the toxin called aflatoxin which contaminates dried food products. Stored product insects can be the agents for spreading Aspergillus flavus spores.

References

  • Hell, K., Cardwell, K.F., Setamou, M. and Schulthess, F. 2000. Influence of insect infestation on aflatoxin contamination of stored maize in four agroecological regions of Benin. African Entomology 8: 169-177.

 

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