Mycotoxin Research

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 59–64 | Cite as

Deoxynivalenol and 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol — mycotoxins associated with wheat head fusariosis in Poland

  • Angelo Visconti
  • Jerzy Chelkowski
  • Antonio Bottalico


Samples of wheat naturally infected in the field byFusarium culmorum (W.G.Sm.) Sacc. andFusarium graminearum Schwabe were analyzed for deoxynivalenol, 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol, and zearalenone. No zearalenone was detected at levels higher than 0.5mg/kg. Deoxynivalenol was present in 100% and 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol in 80% of the examined samples at levels of 0.21 to 30.4 mg/kg and 0.54 to 29.54 mg/kg, respectively. The mycotoxin levels in the chaff were 5 to 50 times higher than in the kernels. This is the first report on natural occurrence of 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol in wheat. This toxin, in addition to deoxynivalenol, was highly correlated with wheat head fusariosis. These findings suggest that more attention should be given to the occurrence of 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol in cereal grains during the growth as well as during storage.


Graminearum Fusarium Head Blight Trichothecene Zearalenone Deoxynivalenol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Visconti
    • 1
  • Jerzy Chelkowski
    • 2
  • Antonio Bottalico
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Tossine e Micotossine da Parassiti VegetaliCNRBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyAgricultural UniversityWarsawPoland

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