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Aflatoxin B1
An overview of the aflatoxin group of food toxins.
# 138530 | 3,750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Nutrition (Food) , Biology (General)


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The paper discusses how various farming produce has been susceptible by defenseless attacks from a group of fungi that produce toxic metabolites, specifically called mycotoxins. The paper explains that mycotoxins are comprised of a variety of toxic chemicals produced by fungi that although natural, have been found to be growing on food crops, which are consumed by humans and animals through food production. The paper relates that among the various types of mycotoxins, aflatoxins are the most harmful to human beings, poultry and livestock.

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"Various farming produce has been susceptible by defenseless attacks from a group of fungi that produce toxic metabolites, specifically called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are comprised of a variety of toxic chemicals produced by fungi. Although natural, it has been found to be growing on food crops, which are consumed by humans and animals through food production. It grows on the outside of the fields and after harvest. Among the various types of mycotoxins, aflatoxins are the most harmful to human beings, poultry and livestock. "Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites produced by certain fungi in/on foods and feeds" (Aflatoxins, 2004, p. 1)."

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