Mycotoxins in Plant Disease

Under the aegis of COST Action 835 ‘Agriculturally Important Toxigenic Fungi 1998-2003’, EU project (QLK 1-CT-1998-01380), and ISPP ‘Fusarium Committee’

  • Editors
  • A. Logrieco
  • J. A. Bailey
  • L. Corazza
  • B. M. Cooke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. A. Logrieco, G. Mulè, A. Moretti, A. Bottalico
    Pages 597-609
  3. M. Tomczak, H. Wiśniewska, Ł. Stȩpień, M. Kostecki, J. Chełkowski, P. Goliński
    Pages 625-630
  4. A. Rizzo, M. Eskola, F. Atroshi
    Pages 631-637
  5. Paola Battilani, Amedeo Pietri
    Pages 639-643
  6. A. Moretti, A. Belisario, A. Tafuri, A. Ritieni, L. Corazza, A. Logrieco
    Pages 661-666
  7. B. Birzele, A. Meier, H. Hindorf, J. Krämer, H.-W. Dehne
    Pages 667-673
  8. R. H. Proctor, A. E. Desjardins, S. P. McCormick, R. D. Plattner, N. J. Alexander, D. W. Brown
    Pages 691-698
  9. G. S. Sidhu
    Pages 705-711
  10. Till Hornbogen, Mirko Glinski, Rainer Zocher
    Pages 713-718

About this book


There is an urgent need to expand our knowledge of both the nature of the toxigenic fungi that are widespread on economically-important plants and the effect of their toxic secondary metabolites on human health. Informa­ tion about the production of mycotoxins by plant pathogens, particularly by species of Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium, their occurrence in infected plants, as well as their role in the plant-pathogen interaction, for example as virulence/pathogenicity factors, is a pre-requisite for preventing plant disease and hence for reducing the Ievels of mycotoxin contamination. Fusarium infections in cereals and other crops are a particular problern world-wide and recent epidemics on wheat in Europe, the USA and Canada have again focused attention on this problem. Fur­ thermore, species ofAspergillus and Penicillium and their related mycotoxins, particularly Ochratoxin A, represent another consistent problern on cereals and grapes, especially in Europe where 40% of the global grape crop is grown. The aim of this publication is to gather together specialist updated reviews based on papers originally presented during a Workshop of EU Cost Action 835 entitled 'Agriculturally Important Taxigenie Fungi', held in Rome, 7-8 October 1999 at the Plant Pathology Research Institute. We hope the diversity of the contents will stimulate discussion, encourage the sharing of information and result in cross-fertilization of ideas needed for the solution of the present problems. This special issue will be of particular value to interdisciplinary scientists and especially mycologists, mycotoxicologists, plant pathologists and those concerned about the quality of food and food products.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3939-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0001-7
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