Molecular Diversity and PCR-detection of Toxigenic Fusarium Species and Ochratoxigenic Fungi

Under the aegis of COST Action 835 ‘Agriculturally Important Toxigenic Fungi 1998–2003’, EU project (QLK1-CT-1998-01380) and the ISPP ‘Fusarium Committee’

  • Editors
  • G. Mulè
  • J. A. Bailey
  • B. M. Cooke
  • A. Logrieco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Keith A. Seifert, C. André Lévesque
    Pages 449-471
  3. David M. Geiser, María del Mar Jiménez-Gasco, Seogchan Kang, Izabela Makalowska, Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Todd J. Ward et al.
    Pages 473-479
  4. Cees Waalwijk, Ruth van der Heide, Ineke de Vries, Theo van der Lee, Cor Schoen, Guillaume Costrel-de Corainville et al.
    Pages 481-494
  5. P. Nicholson, D. R. Simpson, A. H. Wilson, E. Chandler, M. Thomsett
    Pages 503-514
  6. S. Mirete, C. Vázquez, G. Mulè, M. Jurado, M. T. González-Jaén
    Pages 515-523
  7. M. Teresa González-Jaén, Salvador Mirete, Belén Patiño, Elena López-Errasquín, Covadonga Vázquez
    Pages 525-532
  8. Cees Waalwijk, Theo van der Lee, Ineke de Vries, Thamara Hesselink, Joop Arts, Gert H. J. Kema
    Pages 533-544
  9. M. Láday, Á. Juhász, G. Mulè, A. Moretti, Á. Szécsi, A. Logrieco
    Pages 545-550
  10. T. Yu. Gagkaeva, T. Yli-Mattila
    Pages 551-562
  11. M. Láday, G. Mulè, A. Moretti, Z. Hamari, Á. Juhász, Á. Szécsi et al.
    Pages 563-571
  12. T. Yli-Mattila, S. Paavanen-Huhtala, P. Parikka, P. Konstantinova, T. Y. Gagkaeva
    Pages 573-585
  13. Beáta Tóth, Ákos Mesterházy, Paul Nicholson, József Téren, János Varga
    Pages 587-599
  14. A. Moretti, G. Mulè, A. Susca, M. T. González-Jaén, A. Logrieco
    Pages 601-609
  15. John F. Leslie, Kurt A. Zeller, Melissa Wohler, Brett A. Summerell
    Pages 611-618
  16. János Varga, Ákos Juhász, Ferenc Kevei, Zofia Kozakiewicz
    Pages 627-640
  17. G. Perrone, A. Susca, G. Stea, G. Mulè
    Pages 641-649
  18. Ellen Mühlencoert, Ines Mayer, Michael W. Zapf, Rudi F. Vogel, Ludwig Niessen
    Pages 651-659

About this book


Toxigenic Fusarium species and ochratoxigenic fungi are responsible for various plant diseases which have important consequential effects on both human and animal health worldwide. The development of rapid, robust and sensitive detection methods based on new molecular technologies is urgently needed in order to identify fungal contamination in the field and quantify toxin accumulation in food and animal feed. Most of the contributions in this special issue are from results obtained through the EU 5th Framework project (QLKI-CT-1998-01380) "DETOX-FUNGI: early detection of toxigenic Fusarium species and ochratoxi­ genic fungi in plant products", which has strongly stimulated interaction and co-operation between many European scientists. Valuable contributions from other scientists have guaranteed a complete overview of this stimulating and interesting topic. This is the third special issue published in the European Journal of Plant Pathology concerning my­ cotoxigenic fungi under the aegis of COST Action 835 'Agriculturally Important Toxigenic Fungi'. The first two dealt with 'Mycotoxins in Plant Disease' (Vol. 108(7) 2002) and 'Epidemiology of Mycotoxin Pro­ ducing Fungi' (Vol. 109(7) 2003). The present issue contains contributions which cover aspects of molecular diversity, phylogeny and PCR-detection of toxigenic Fusarium species and various ochratoxigenic fungi. We hope these will prove helpful to researchers involved in similar work and will stimulate the future studies required for the early detection of these fungi, which is so essential for overcoming the health risks associated with mycotoxin-contaminated food products.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6631-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2285-2
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