Mycotoxins Occurrence, Toxicity and Detection Methods

  • Mohamed Amine Gacem
  • Aminata Ould El Hadj-Khelil
  • Badreddine Boudjemaa
  • Hiba Gacem
Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 40)


Mycotoxins and their derivatives constitute a toxic group of bioproducts for human and animals’ health, they induce economic losses in cereals and stored food products. The knowledge of the biosynthetic mechanisms of mycotoxins are important to improve food quality. Polyketides are the first precursors, they are synthesized by a variety of multifunctional enzymes named polyketide synthases. This review discusses the occurrence of mycotoxin in food and human biological fluids, the toxicities caused in vitro and in vivo in human and animals’ organs, and finally, some conventional and recent detection methods for their detection and quantification.


Mycotoxins Occurrence of mycotoxin Toxicities Detection methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Amine Gacem
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aminata Ould El Hadj-Khelil
    • 1
  • Badreddine Boudjemaa
    • 2
  • Hiba Gacem
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Ecosystems Protection in Arid and Semi-Arid AreaUniversity of Kasdi MerbahOuarglaAlgeria
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Faculty of scienceUniversity of Amar TlidjiLaghouatAlgeria
  3. 3.Epidemiology Service and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Djillali LiabesSidi-Bel-AbbesAlgeria

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