The Molecular Genetics of Aflatoxin Biosynthesis

  • J. W. Bennett
  • D. Bhatnagar
  • P. K. Chang
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 69)

Abstract

Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by fungi, in contrast, for example, to Phytotoxins, compounds which are toxic to plants. Chemically, mycotoxins are a heterogeneous group of secondary metabolites with a diverse array of adverse pharmacological effects in human beings and many domesticated animal species.

Keywords

Fatty Acid Synthases Aspergillus Parasiticus Aflatoxin Biosynthesis Polyketide Biosynthesis Domesticate Animal Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Bennett
    • 1
  • D. Bhatnagar
    • 2
  • P. K. Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cell and Molecular BiologyTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Southern Regional Research CenterNew OrleansUSA

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