Mycotoxin Research

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 13–19 | Cite as

Production of neosolaniol monoacetate by an undescribedFusarium species resemblingF camptoceras

  • Sydenham EW 
  • Thiel PG 
  • Marasas WFO 
  • Lamprecht SC 


Cultures of 12 South African isolates of an undescribedFusarium species resembling but distinct fromF camptoceras were analysed for the presence of diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS), neosolaniol monoacetate (NMA), and T-2 toxin, by capillary gas chromatography utilizing electron capture detection. No DAS or T-2 toxin could be detected in any of the cultures of the isolates. NMA was, however, detected in 10 of the 12 isolates at levels ranging from 310 to 2060 ng/g. The method used, was primarily developed for the determination of DAS and T-2 toxin in fungal cultures and grain samples but was found to be suitable for the coextraction of NMA at an average recovery of 80.8%, with a detection limit in the order of 100 ng/g. Supportive evidence for the presence of the NMA was obtained by capillary gas chromatography / mass spectrometry. Regarded as a relatively rare trichothecene, NMA has never been reported to occur naturally and has previously been shown to be produced by only a fewFusarium strains.


Trichothecene Mycotoxin Research Diacetoxyscirpenol Fusarium Strain Diacetoxy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sydenham EW 
    • 1
  • Thiel PG 
    • 1
  • Marasas WFO 
    • 1
  • Lamprecht SC 
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for Nutritional DiseasesSouth African Medical Research CouncilTygerbergSouth Africa
  2. 2.Plant Protection Research InstituteStellenboschSouth Africa

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